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.

Cremastra appendiculata
Cremastra appendiculata Orchidaceae
Perennial herbs (grow for several years from their same root system) found in dark areas including forests near streams in mountains. The Japanese name Saihai-ran literally meaning baton orchid because flowers resemble the baton samurai used in Warring States period to give orders to warriors. Flowers are elongated 3 cm long and bloom 10 to 20 flowers facing downward on the upper part of stems. The color of flowers is pinkish brown but some are red. Protruded petal is lobed in three. Gynostemium (the united stamen and pistil) and yellow pollen at its tips are inside of flowers. One oval-shaped 15 to 35 cm long leaf per flower and remain during winter. It is like thin large bamboo leaf and very appealing even during non-blooming seasons.

●Season  Early June to about Early July
●Height about 30 to 50 cm
●Place Trail 1, Trail 3, Trail 6, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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