Treasures of Mt. Takao

Takao 599 museum has all kinds of animals inhabit in Mt. Takao in various ways of exhibitions such as seasonal wild plants preserved in acrylic and all kinds of animals specimens inhibits in Mt. Takao. On the "NATURE WALL," stuffed animals are displayed and shows the movie to introduce the dynamic nature of Mt. Takao.

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum Caprifoliaceae
Deciduous small trees (less than 10 m tall tree that sheds its leaves once in a year) found in wet forest edges and waterside.Branches extend horizontally and young leaves are brown with hair. Barks are grayish-black, smooth and have irregularly placed lenticels (an opening that allows gases to be exchanged between air and the inner tissues of a plant). Leaves are 5 to 12 cm long and wide oval shape with pointed tip.Have hair on leaf veins on the back and toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Blooming season is from May to June, bloom 5 to 6 mm in diameter cream colored bisexual flowers (stamen and pistil coexist in one flower) surrounded by 3 to 4 cm in diameter white ornamental flowers (surround inflorescence have no stamen or pistils) on inflorescence (stem with flowers) grow from branches. This looks like thread ball, hence the Japanese name Yabu-demari literally means thread ball in shrubs. Fruits are 5 to 7 mm long and oval-shaped and after turning red from August to October, turn black as they ripen.

●Height  about 2 to 6m
●Place  Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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