Racan Maki

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    Racan Maki @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden
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    Racan Maki @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden
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    Racan Maki @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Racan Maki
Formal Name
Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki
Alias
Habitat
Japan
Morph
evergreen coniferous tree

Comment

What is Racan Maki

Lakan maki (scientific name: Podocarpus macrophyllus var. Maki) is an evergreen coniferous tree in the family Podocarpaceae native to Japan. It is a varieties of dogwood(P. macrophyllus), smaller than dogwood, and has more leaves. It is dioecious and blooms in early summer. Female flowers grow singly on the axils of the previous year's branches, and male flowers bunch two or three columnar spikes on the axils.

Generic name: Rakanmaki, Scientific name: Podocarpus macrophyllus var. Maki, Place of Origin: Japan, Habitat Distribution: Kanto, Kyushu, Okinawa in Japan, Tree height: 20 m, Leaf blade: 8 cm, Leaf shape: Linear lanceolate, Leaf edge: Whole edge, Dioecious, Male flower color: Yellow, Male flower Inflorescence: spike, male flower: columnar, flower diameter: 0.2 to 0.5 cm, flowering period: May to June, use: garden trees, hedges, windbreaks.

Detailed information

Order
Pinales
Family
Podocarpaceae
Genus
Podocarpus
Species
P. macrophyllus var. Maki
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Other
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Yellow
Season
MayJun
Height
2000 ~ 2000 [cm]
Diameter
0.2 ~ 0.5

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