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Disanthus cercidifolius Maxim.

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

Disanthus Maxim. (マルバノキ)
Monospecific genus
Marubanoki (マルバノキ, 丸葉ノ木), long-stiped disanthus
Benimansaku (ベニマンサク, 紅満作)
Lifeform: deciduous shrub < 4 m high
Distribution: endemic to Shikoku and Honshu (south to Chubu District), Japan

→ ssp. longipes (H. T. Chang) K. Y. Pan reported from China in 1991

Habitat: woodlands and forests
Flower: dark red in autumn
Utilization: ornamental tree for gardening (widely used in the world)

Disanthus cercidifolius transplanted in Japan

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[1-3] at a rooftop garden, Kanda Shrine (神田明神), Tokyo, on May 30 2014.