Nana-kamado

Sorbus matsumurana

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  • Flower name
    Nana-kamado
  • Scientific name
    Sorbus 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.


  • Eye
    Rosales
  • Family
    Rosaceae
  • Genus
    Sorbus
  • Species
    S. matsumurana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typealpine deciduous tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 1200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 1.0 cm

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