Angelica shikokiana

Angelica shikokiana

  • Angelica shikokiana
  • Angelica shikokiana
  • Flower name
    Angelica shikokiana
  • Scientific name
    Angelica shikokiana
  • Alias犬当帰, 日本山人参
  • Place of originendemic to Japan
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Angelica shikokiana

Angelica shikokiana or inu-toki ( scientific name: Angelica shikokiana) is a perennial herb in the genus Angelica of the family Apiaceae , endemic to Japan, . It grows wild on rocks in the mountains of Shikoku and Kyushu. It was discovered in the mountains of Takachiho after the war and was given a name similar to "Korean ginseng" because of its medicinal properties. Currently, it is cultivated in Kokonoe, Oita Prefecture. Stem is well branched and hairless. The leaves are green, rhizomatous, 1- to 3-lobed, pinnately compound, and the lobes are oblong-ovoid, 4 to 8 cm long at the ends, with serrations on the leaf margins. In August and September, it produces small, white, 5-petaled flowers in double-dispersed inflorescences 6 to 15 cm long. It is used in Chinese herbal medicine for its aromatic and medicinal properties. The genus name "angelica" means "angel" in Latin. In the West, Angelica archangelica, a plant of the genus Angelica (genus Shishido), is regarded as a herbal medicine "Touki," which has a tonic effect on the body and mind, and was named after a monk who was obsessed with its medicinal effects, which were brought about by a sign from an angel named Michael. It is also said to bloom on St. Michael's Day, May 8. The name "shikokiana" in the species name means "of Shikoku. Although its name is similar to that of ginseng, it belongs to a different family, and ginseng is a member of the Araliaceae family.

Common name: Angelica shikokiana or Inutoki, ( scientific name: Angelica shikokiana, place of origin: Japan, Habitat: rocky mountainous areas of Shikoku and Kyushu, Height: 40-80 cm, Form of life: Perennial, Stem: well branched, hairless, Leaf color: green, Leaf shape: leaf rooted, 1-3 times pinnately compound, Lobe shape: ovate, Lobe length: 4-8 cm, Leaf surface: hairless and shiny, Leaf back: white, Leaf margin: serrate, Inflorescence form: compound umbel, Inflorescence length: 6-15 Inflorescence form: compound diffuse inflorescence; inflorescence length: 6-15 cm; flower color: white; number of petals: 5; flowering season: August-September; fruit shape: oval; fruit diameter: 0.6-0.7 cm; uses: Chinese medicine; effects: suppression of arteriosclerosis, inflammation and allergies, cancer, diabetes; note: endangered specie

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. shikokiana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    Twice 3 times pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type perennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height40.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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