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.

Torreya nucifera
Torreya nucifera Taxaceae
They are ever green arboreal that grows in mountains. Cortex of seedling is pale grey and smooth feeling to touch but when matured, they are divided to be peeled off likely oblong in line. The trunks are about 2 m wide, their lumbers are superior in close and having durability, and so they are widely used for construction materials. Their leaves are about 2 to 3 cm long, about 2 to 3 cm wide and long. They are very tough and luster with the top of them is sharp. When we touch them, it is painful for us unlike Dog Torreya. Their blossom seasons are about April to May, and a dioecious plant (Shiyuuisyu). They have a male flower beside the leaf of the branch that grew the previous year, and a female flower at the top of the branch.Their fruits are elliptically-shaped about 2 to 4 cm long, an aril (Kahisyu) like lichen covers seeds, and next October they are matured. Their seeds are very spicy and delicious when removed of astringent taste and roasted.

●Height about 20 to 30 m
●Place Trail 3 and 4, Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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