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.

Castanopsis sieboldii
Castanopsis sieboldii Fagaceae
They are a deciduous tall tree that grows wild in the mountain areas, which is called ‘beech tree of genus Castanopsis‘ in general. Cortex is blackish brown color and is vertically split deeper. The trunk grows to be about 1 meter wide. They are often planted for garden trees and windbreak trees as well as are utilized for material for building construction, for furniture and appliance material, and raw wood to raise shiitake mushrooms. The leaves are wide elliptically-shaped about 6 to 15 cm long with a half of the edge bearing sawtooth (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf) and with the back bearing finely minute trichome. The blossom seasons are about May to June and hermaphroditism plant (Shiyuudousyu). The spike of pale yellowish-tinged male flower about 8 to 12 cm long dangles from a new branch, while several of female flowers sprout beside the leaf at the upper part of the branch. When the flowers are in full bloom, young leaves in yellow color show up like growing thick and strong odor can be smelled. The seeds, ‘acorn’ (Donguri), are elliptically-shaped about 2 cm long, get matured next autumn, and then can be edible.

●Height about 20 to 30 m
●Place Trail 1 to 3
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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