- Flower nameGonzui
- Scientific nameEuscaphis japonica
- Alias権翠, Euscaphis japonica, Gonzui, クロクサギ, 黒臭木, クロハゼ
- Place of originJapan, Korea, Taiwan and China
- Place of floweringGarden, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Gonzui
Gonzui (scientific name: Euscaphis japonica) is a deciduous broad-leaved small tree in the family Staphyleaceae, which is native to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. It grows wild in the thickets of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan. In early summer, the conical inflorescence extends from the tip of a branch and produces many small, light green flowers. The fall fruits are baggy flowers, green at first, but later red, with black seeds popping out from the inside. The fruit is similar to the fruit of the Mickey mouse plant (Mickymouse Tree, scientific name: Ochna serrulata).
General name: Gonzui, scientific name: Euscaphis japonica, Also known as: black heron, black goby, Origin: Japan - Korea, Taiwan, China, Tree height: 3 - 6 m, Leaf shape: Odd-phenotyped compound leaves, Petiole: Polyploid, Leaf shape: Narrow-oval, Petiole: Serrated, Amphoteric flowers, Radiating symmetry, Flower color: Light yellowish-green, Small flower diameter: 0.3-0.4 cm, Arrangement: Conical inflorescence, Inflorescence length: 15-20 cm, Flowering period: May - June, Fruit type: Bag flower, Fruit color: green to red, Seed color: black, Fruiting period: September - October, Use: Garden tree.