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.

Euptelea polyandra
Euptelea polyandra Eupteleaceae
Deciduous small trees found in wet areas including streamside in mountains. Barks are bright brown and smooth. Trunk grows up to 30 cm. Wide and long lenticels (an opening that allows gases to be exchanged between air and the inner tissues of a plant) are distinct on young tree. It cracks to become net-like appearance for old trees. Is similar to cherry blossoms but they are not in the same group. Leaves are 6 to 12 cm long and round shaped with tips extended and whitish on the back. The blooming season is from March to April and bloom five to twelve dark red flowers at the tips of branches before leaves open. Have no petals or calyx and many stamens about 7 mm long are dropping and have pistils at the base. Fruits are odd-shaped and dropping on fruits stems. Turn yellow in autumn and seeds are flown by the wind.

●Height about 5 to 15 m
●Place Trail 4, Jyataki, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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