- Flower nameNana-kamado
- Scientific nameSorbus matsumurana
- AliasSorbus matsumurana, 裏白七竃
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August
- Language of flowersCarefully, Wise
What is Nana-kamado
Sorbus matsumurana or urajiro nanakamado (Scientific name: Sorbus matsumurana) is an alpine deciduous tree of the rosaceae family and is endemic to Japan. It is native to the subalpine and alpine regions of Hokkaido and central Honshu.
It blooms about a month later than the nanakamado (S. commixta). The flowers and fruits do not hang down from the tips of the branches like S. commixta, but stand upright. The fruits of S. commixta are spherical, while those of S. matsumurana are broadly oval with calyx lobes remaining like umbilicals.
Generic name: Sorbus matsumurana, Scientific name: Sorbus matsumurana, Taka: Urajiro nanakamado, Country of origin: Unique to Japan, Height: 3-12 m, Flowering season: June to August, Flower color: white, Petals: 5, Stem color: gray or dark brown, Leaf length: 3-7 cm, Leaf Ordinalia: Alternate growth; Leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaves; Leaf margin: serrated at the top, fully margined at the bottom; Leaf underside: white; Fruiting season: September to November; Fruit shape: broadly oval; Fruit color: red; Fruit diameter: 0.5 to 0.6 cm; Characteristic: Wood does not burn easily.