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.

Callicarpa japonica
Callicarpa japonica Verbenaceae
They are a deciduous shrub that grows wild in the pool at the plain field and in the forests at the mountain areas. Cortex is tinged with pale gray and smooth feeling to touch, but the one of old trees are vertically split and peeled off. As they bear burnished purple beautiful seeds, they are planted as garden trees so often, which is the reason for their name. In some cases, there are different group of Callicarpa dichotoma (Lour.) K.Koch (Komurasaki) among the gardening trees that are distributed. The leaves are elliptically-shaped, about 6 to 13 cm long, with the sharp top, and have sparse SENTEN tinged with yellow with a sawtooth (sawtooth: Kyoshi, serrated edges like a saw serrated edges at the tip of a leaf). The blossom seasons are about June to August and from the side of the leaf does inflorescence (Kajo: stalk blooming flowers) sprout out with many pale purple flowers. The flowers are about 4 mm long in diameter, with the upper portion split into 4 to be open flat as well as 4 male stamen outshoot long. The seeds are a spherical shape about 3 to 4 mm in diameters, and get matured in autumn.

●Height about 2 to 3 m
●Place Mt.Inariy, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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