- Flower nameSapindus mukorossi
- Scientific nameSapindus mukorossi
- Alias無患子, Chinese soapberry, soap nut tree
- Place of originJapan, Taiwan, China, India and Nepal
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Cemetery & Temple, Park
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Sapindus mukorossi
Sapindus mukorossi ,Chinese soapberry, soap nut tree, or Mukuroji (scientific name: Sapindus mukorossi) is a deciduous broadleaf tree in the family Sapindaceae, native to Japan, Taiwan, China, India and Nepal. It is native to the mountains of Honshu, west of Niigata and Kyushu in Japan. In summer, the panicles are extended and many small white five-petals bloom. In October a spherical fruit will be formed. The black seeds are used for the ball and rosary of the wings of a hagoita board, the fruits are edible, the pericarp is used as the herbal medicine name "Enmeihi", and the saponin contained in the pericarp is used for high-quality soap and hair shampoo. Because the fruit becomes medicinal, it is made a tree with the spiritual power of amulet and planted in temples and parks.
General name: Sapindus mukoross, scientific name: Sapindus mukorossi, aka Chinese soapberry, soap nut tree, tree height: 15-20 m Leaf shape: even-pinnate compound leaves, leaflet length: 7 to 18 cm, leaflet width: 3 to 5 cm, leaf body length: 30 to 70 cm, leaf blade: full creep, flowering period: June to July, androgyny , Inflorescence shape: inflorescence cone, flower diameter: 0.4 to 0.5 cm, flower color: white, fruiting period: October, fruit capsule shape: spherical, peel color: green, seed color: maggot, fruit capsule diameter: 2 cm Uses: Trees, parks, trees, shrines, trees, furniture, appliances, black seeds, feather boards, feathers, and jade beads.