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).

Lepisorus thunbergianus
Lepisorus thunbergianus Polypodiaceae
Evergreen ferns that have green leaves throughout the year found on rock fences near residential areas and old trees with moss. It was often found under thatched roofs or spaces under eaves, hence the Japanese name Nosiki-nobu hiding under eaves. Rhizomes are short and have scales (scale-like shape parts found on stems and petioles in ferns). Grow horizontally by growing many small roots. Leaves are like elongated like willow and about 12 to 30 cm long and grow densely from rhizomes. Leaf surface is yellow-green but lighter on the back. Texture is thick like leather and bear cold weather. Left and right side of leaves curled backwards when dry, and wait until leaves receive some moisture. Sorus (spore sac that store spores) is about 3 mm in diameter and placed in two lines on the upper parts of the back of leaves.

●Season January to about December
●Height about 10 to 30 cm
●Place Trail 1, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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