Epigaea asiatica

Epigaea asiatica maxim

  • Epigaea asiatica
  • Epigaea asiatica
  • Epigaea asiatica
  • Epigaea asiatica
  • Flower name
    Epigaea asiatica
  • Scientific name
    Epigaea asiatica maxim
  • Alias岩梨, Iwanashi, arbutus
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Epigaea asiatica

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.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Epigaea
  • Species
    E. asiatica Maxim
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeSmall Evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 15.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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