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.

Chamaecyparis obtura
Chamaecyparis obtura Cupressaceae
They are an evergreen tree that grows wild at such arid places as at mountainsides and mountain ridges in the mountain areas. As it is the same case with Japanese cedar, they have been planted all over around Japan to be utilized for building materials resources. Cortex is red-brown and widely vertically split to be peeled off. The trunk grows to be about 60 cm wide, while the branch expands thin horizontally. The dense leaves grow gather in a shape of small scale with the common top. They have stomata line (a line of small holes which let the air in and out, and moisture blow off), which is at the back and looks like Y-letter feature. The blossom season is about April and hermaphroditism plant (Shiyuudousyu), which has purplish brown male flowers and female flowers on the limb of the branch. A male flower is elliptically-shaped about 2 to 3 mm long, tinged with red, while female flower is a spherical shape about 3 to 5 mm in diameter. The seeds are a spherical shape about 1 cm in diameter with about 8 to 10 of wooded scale-likes attached. The seeds get matured to red-brown in October to November to let the winged seeds fly away.

●Height about 20 to 30 m
●Place Trail 1 to 6, Mt.Inari, Jyataki, Iroha, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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