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).

Crepidomanes minutum
Crepidomanes minutum Hymenophyllaceae
Evergreen ferns that have green leaves throughout the year found in wet areas in forests in mountains. The Japanese name includes the word moss but this is a small-sized fern and grows on rocks or trees in clusters. Rhizomes are thin like wires and have black hairs densely placed. Grow by trailing along the surface like a floor mat. Leaves are round fan-shaped or heart-shaped and about 1 to 2 cm in diameter. Edges are irregularly lobed like a palm. The Japanese name Uchiwa-goke paper fan moss was named because the shape of leaves is like paper fans. Petioles are like threads and 1 cm long. Texture of leaf is thin like transparent. Bell-shaped indusium grows on the petioles from the edges of leaves and has sorus holds spores.

●Season January to about December
●Height about 1 to 2 cm
●Place Trail 6
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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