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.

Chloranthus japonicus
Chloranthus japonicus Chloranthaceae
They are a perennial plant that grows at such places as under the forests or at the grasslands at the base of a mountain district and on the mountain. (Perennial plant takes several years to grow). 4 leaves grow on the stalk like covering the stalk and 1 white inflorescence (Kajo: arrangement of flowers on a stalk) stands still from the center. The name derivation of ‘Chloranthus japonicus’ (Hitori-Shizuka) comes from their elegant appearance which is compared as courtly Shizukagozen (one of the most famous women in Japanese history court dancer of the 12th century). The inflorescence is about 3 cm long and like white brush. Their characteristic is the white potion of inflorescence is a male stamen and they don’t have the flower petals or calyx. The stalk grows upstraight. When it begins to grow, it is tinged with dark green with a sharp sawtooth at the edge (Kyoshi: tooth-like rough part like a saw at the root of a leaf) at the edge. When the flowers wither, they bear the rounded seeds about 2.3 to 3 mm in diameter.

●Season Early April to about Early May
●Height about 10 to 15 cm
●Place Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao ,Minami-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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