Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt Takao is located at the borderline of warm-temperature zone and cool-temperature zone and various plants from both zones grow. There are a lot of naturally grown plants and their visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers. Over 1,500 kinds of plants are confirmed which is relevant to the number of kinds naturally grow in England. Also, over 60 kinds of plants are first found in Mt. Takao such as Takao Sumire (V. yezoensis f. discolor) and Takao Higodai (Saussurea sinuatoides).

Pteris cretica L
Pteris cretica L Pteridaceae
Evergreen ferns have green leaves throughout the year found in forests from hills to mountains. Have trophophyll and spore leaves (leaves with spores). The Japanese name Oobano-inomotoso literally meaning large leaves pteris multifida poir. because leaves are larger than pteris multifida poir. This plant does not have flat shaped protruded parts on leave axils. Petioles are brown at the base and have six to fourteen about 1.5 to 3 cm width elongated leaves and the entire length become about 20 to 60 cm. The leaves at the bottom are about 16 cm long. Petioles of trophophyll (leaves for photonic synthesis) have hair randomly, soft and wavy edges with toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Spore leaves (leaves with spores) grow upright from the plant and about 1 to 1.5 cm width and thinner than trophophyll with sorus (spore case to store spores) along edges of the back of leaves.

●Season January to about December
●Length of leaves about 20 to 60 cm
●Place Trail 3, Trail 5 to 6
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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