- Flower nameRanzania japonica
- Scientific nameRanzania japonica
- AliasRanzania japonica , 戸隠升麻, トガクシショウマ
- Place of originendemic species of Japan
- Place of floweringLow mountains, Specific area
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Ranzania japonica
Ranzania japonica or Togakushisou (Scientific name: Ranzania japonica) is an endemic species of Japan and is a perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae. It is also called Togakushi Shoma. It grows naturally on the forest floor in the snow-covered areas of central and northern Honshu, such as Togakushi in Shinshu. It produces three to five pale purple flowers in a sporadic inflorescence from the tip of a lateral basal stem from which the flower stalks emerge. The flower looks like it has six petals, but it's a sepal, and the little pale orange thing inside it is the actual flower. The flower has 6 stamens and one large, pale yellow stamen in the center of the stamen. The white oval berries set after the flower. Its Japanese name comes from its first discovery at Mt. Togakushi.
Generic name: Ranzania japonica, Scientific name:R anzania japonica, Synonym: Podophyllum japonicum, also known as Podophyllum japonicum, Place of origin: Japan, Height: 30-50 cm, Root leaf: No, Stem leaf: Yes, Petiole of stem: Cross-growth, Petiole of stem: Yes, Leaf shape: 3 exiting complexes, Petiole: Notch-like, Flowering period: May - June, Inflorescence: Sparse inflorescence, Flower color: Light purple, Diameter: 2.5 cm, Crown shape: 6 petals with bell-shaped flowers, Number of flowers: 3-5 flowers, Fruit type: Liquid fruit, Fruit color: White.