- Flower nameMaackia tashiroi
- Scientific nameMaackia tashiroi
- 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.