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).

Castanea crenata
Castanea crenata Fagaceae
They are a deciduous tall tree that grows wild in the mountain areas and in the hilly district. The seeds are edible, and so are planted as orchard trees. Cortex is grayish black and split vertically deeper. The trunk grows to be about 1 m wide. The wood is hard and has the quality to last long, therefore, is utilized for bedding material for building houses, materials for building construction, for craftwork as well as raw wood to raise shiitake mushrooms. The leaves are thin and long elliptically-shaped about 7 to 15 cm long with the sharp top and with sawtooth (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf) at the edge. The blossom seasons are about June to July and hermaphroditism plant (Shiyuudousyu). The spike, about 15 cm long, of male flowers sprouts beside the leaves of new branches dangles, while 1 to 2 of female flowers sprout at the root of male flowers. 3 of the seedlings are usually covered with thorny Tinea translucens (Iga: clothes moth). The seedlings get matured to dark brown in autumn on the year of the blossoms.

●Height 15 to 20 m
●Place Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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