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.

Lindera obtusiloba
Lindera obtusiloba Lauraceae
They are deciduous small trees or shrubs that grow wild in the pool of grove of mixed trees at the mountain areas. Cortex is tinged with gray and has lots of round lenticel, and the trunk grows to be about 18 cm wide. Young trees have yellowish green soft dense trichome, but later this trichome disappears and instead, turns into cadet brownish yellow. The leaves are wide egged-shaped about 5 to 15 cm long. It is usual that the top is split into 3 like shallow mound, but that some are not. The leaves turn into vivid yellow in autumn. The blossom, seasons are about March to April, and a dioecious plant (Shiyuuisyu). Yellow flowers with good smell bloom on the tree that extended the previous year before the leaves are open. They are known as one of the flowers that blossom, early spring at Mt. Takao, and have another name according to the flower color; ‘Benzoin obtusilobum’, The seeds are a spherical shape about 8 mm in diameters, and at first they are red, but later get matured to black in September to October.

●Height about 2 to 6 m
●Place Trail 5,Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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