Maackia tashiroi

Maackia tashiroi

  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Maackia tashiroi
  • Flower name
    Maackia tashiroi
  • Scientific name
    Maackia tashiroi
  • Alias
  • Place of originendemic to Japan
  • Place of floweringSpecific area, River, pond
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is Maackia tashiroi

Maackia tashiroi or shima-enju (scientific name: Maackia tashiroi), is a deciduous shrub endemic to Japan in the family Fabaceae. It is native to the coastal areas of southern Wakayama Prefecture to Okinawa in Honshu. It is about 2 m tall with odd pinnate compound leaves and 5 to 6 pairs of small leaves. The inflorescences droop from the tips of the branches and bloom in summer.

Common name: Maackia tashiro, scientific name: Maackia tashiroi, Habitat Distribution: Honshu, southern part of Wakayama Prefecture to Okinawa, Japan, Leaf Inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: marginal, leaf color: green, Flowering season: July-August; inflorescence length: 4.5-12 cm; flower color: pale yellow; flower length: 0.7 cm; florets: butterfly-shaped; fruit type: bean fruit; fruit length: 1.8-4 cm; fruit width: 1 cm; fruit shape: flattened sickle-oval; fruiting season: October-November; fruit color: light brown.


  • Order
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Maackia
  • Species
    M. tashiroi
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsCream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen Yellow
  • Height200.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.7 cm

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