Japanese Cheesewood

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    Japanese Cheesewood @ Chiba

Basic information

Flower Name
Japanese Cheesewood
Formal Name
Pittosporum tobira
Alias
Japanese Cheesewood
Habitat
Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China
Morph
drought resistant evergreen shrub

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What is Japanese Cheesewood

Japanese Cheesewood or Tobera (scientific name: Pittosporum tobir) is native to Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China, and is a drought resistant evergreen shrub of the family Pittosporaceae. From Spring to the rainy season, spread white flowers and bloom small white five flower flowers. Flower color changes from white to pale yellow with the passage of time. It is a dioecious strain. The female has one developed pistil and five degenerated stamens. The male has five developed stamens and one degenerated stamen. The leaves are green, shiny, thick cortex, roundish spatula, no serrated teeth, strong to dry and conform to self-fabric. The leaves are reciprocal, and around the flowers it forms a circle. Towella is a tree that enlarged Sharin Bai of another genus. It grows naturally on the coast, but it can be seen in parks and street trees. From autumn to winter, the fruits are made, 3 tears and red seeds wrapped in mucus are made. Red seeds turn black with maturity. i>Japanese Spindle or Masaki (Masaki, ), But Masaki is oval in leaf shape, has shallow saw teeth, fruits do not sticky.

Generic name: Japanese Cheesewood or Tobera, Scientific name: Pittosporum tobira, Origin: Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, Habitat distribution: south of Kanto, environment: coast, tree height: 2 to 3 m, leaf shape: spatula, serrated: none, dioecious strain, flowering period: April to June, flower color: white → (over time) Flow yellow, flower diameter: 1 cm, fruit season: November to December, fruit shape: spherical, fruit: 1 to 1.5 cm, seed color: red → black (with passage of time).

Detailed information

Order
Apiales
Family
Pittosporaceae
Genus
Pittosporum
Species
P. tobira
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Spatulate/Spathulate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Color
Cream, White
Season
AprMayJun
Height
200 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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