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.

Cymbidium goeringii(Riverstream orchid)
Cymbidium goeringii(Riverstream orchid) Orchidaceae
They are perennial plant that grows in the sunny and arid copse (perennial plant takes several years to grow). This is also one of the rare, decreasing species at Mt. Takao. As Chinese name ‘Syun-ran’ shows it, they are earliest in the bloom in the spring among the group of Orchidaceae. The flower is 3 to 3.5 cm in diameter and usually bloom at the top of flower stalk (Kakei: stalk that can have flowers without leaves). The side-valve and calyx of the flower are yellow-green. The bottommost flower petal has pattern mottles of blood red, which resemble face mole or mottled face. This is why they are also called ‘dark mole’ or ‘JiJi-BaBa’ (Aged people or grandfather/grandmother) . Flower stalk is covered with the transparent scale leaf (Rinpen: transformed leaf into scale-like) and chylocaulous and thick. The leaf is thin about 20 to 35 cm long and 0.6 to 1 cm wide. Leaves are hard and rough to touch with sawtooth at the edge. Lots of green leaves sprout from the root all year round so well that they stand out nice even early in the spring.

●Season  Late March to about Late April
●Height  about 15 to 25 cm
●Place  Trail 5, Mt.Inari, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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