(First upload on September 12 2011. Last on September 6 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Chimaphila japonica Miquel

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Chimaphila Pursh (ウメガサソウ)
Umegasasou (ウメガサソウ, 梅笠草), Japanese pipsissewa* (* tentative)
Lifeform: evergreen forb/shrub < 15 cm tall
Distribution: Taiwan - China - Korea - Far East - Japan
Habitat: forest floor

Flora on Mount Koma and Mount Usu

Mycorrhiza: developing VM facultatively
Chromosome number: 2n = 26

Chimaphila japonica in Hokkaido

Mounts Koma and Usu

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[1-3] near the parking lot of starting point for climbing up to Mount Koma on August 4 2015. [4] on the north foot of Mount Koma (Boyo-no-mori, 望洋の森) on July 22 2011. It was dark to take photos without a flash. The forest is assigned as multidiscipline forest reserves. [5] in the crater basin of Mount Usu on July 27 2016. [6] on the southwestern slope of Mount Koma, southern Hokkaido, on July 10 2017


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[1/2] at a hill, southeast from Utonaito Swamp, central Hokkaido, on July 16 2012. [3] along a tiny (not-used) trail for looking around small islands in O-numa Park, southern Hokkaido, on July 7 2013. The plants were totally shaded.