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.

Mallotus japonicus
Mallotus japonicus Euphorbiaceae
Deciduous shrubs found at roadside and forest edges in mountains. The Japanese name have rees found in sunny forest edges and deforested areas in mountains. Barks of young tree are grayish-brown with fine lines and it becomes net-like pattern for adults tree. Trunk grows up to about 50 cm thick. Leaves are 7 to 20 cm long and wide oval-shaped. Have long petioles and alternate. Young leaves have red hair densely placed and used to wrap foods like daimyo oak, hence the Japanese name Akame-gashiwa literally meaning red sprout daimyo oak. The blooming season is from June to July. Male flowers and female flowers are on the different stems with no petals. Male flowers are 7 to 20 cm long inflorescence (flowers on a stem) and bloom with yellow stamens. Female flowers have short inflorescence with red pistils. Fruits are 8 mm in diameter, oval-shaped and turn brown as they ripen from September to October.

●Height  about 5 to 15 m
●Place  Trail 1
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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