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.

Cephalanthera falcate
Cephalanthera falcate Orchidaceae
They are perennial plant that grows in the sunny copse of mountain districts and hills (perennial plant takes several years to grow). As the number of mountain districts are decreasing, so are they, thus they are one of rare orchids that we can see at Mt. Takao. They bear brilliant yellow flowers and this is why they are named ‘Cephalanthera falcata’. The flower is 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter. 3 to 12 flowers bloom a bit upward at the top of stalk. Few of flowers are fully open while most of them are half-open. The flower petal and calyx are almost same in color. The bottommost flower petal is tubulous at the root and inside has 5 to 7 dark brown projections called ‘ridge’. The leaf looks like bamboo grass, is about 8 to 15 cm long and 2 to 4.5 cm wide, has longitudinal wrinkles, and grows alternate as if they are wrapping the stalk. The underground stem spreads deep inside of the ground.

●Season  Late April to about Late May
●Height  about 30 to 60 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao,Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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