Flower NameEpigaea asiatica
Formal NameEpigaea asiatica maxim
Alias岩梨, Iwanashi, arbutus
MorphSmall Evergreen shrub
Epigaea asiatica , commonly called as Iwanashi or Trailing Arbutus, scientific name:Epigaea asiatica Maxi, is an endemic to Japana and small evergreen shrub of the department Ericaceae Epigaea genus. It grows in the forestat of rocky mountains on the sea side from Hokkaido to Honshu in Japan. Stalk has a reddish-brown, rough hairs. In the early summer from spring it lets pink flowers bloom on the racemes .It cracks 5 parts at the top of the tube-shaped flowers and spread out. After flowers , small fruits are performed and they are eaten and their taste are similar to pears. The origin of the name is grows in Rocky, depends on the taste of the fruit is similar to pear.
Common name: Epigaea asiatica or Iwanashi, scientific name:Epigaea asiatica, synonym:Parapyrola asiatica, also known as: Trailing Arbutus, distribution: Sea side of Hokkaido to Honshū in Japan , environment: mountain forests, living type: Evergreen small trees, height: 10-15 cm, stem color: reddish-brown with rough hairs , leaf length: 5-10 cm, leaf width: 3 cm, leaf: alternate, long oval, phyllotaxis, flower color: light pink, Anthesis of flowers: racemes, flower diameter:1~1.5 cm, Star: tube with Tip 5 crack, spreading out the: early May to early July, enclosing the stamens: 10 books, fruit: polarized spherical, fruit color: green → reddish-brown, fruit diameter: 1 cm, fruit whether or not food: accepted, fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit, flavors: pear-like sweetness, uses: eaten raw, Arbutus liquor.
SpeciesE. asiatica Maxim
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Flowering placeLow mountain
SeasonMay Jun Jul
Height10 ~ 15 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 1.5