atropurpureum

Veratrum maackii var. japonicum form. atropurpureum

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  • Flower name
    atropurpureum
  • Scientific name
    Veratrum maackii var. japonicum form. atropurpureum
  • Alias
  • Place of originendemic species of Japan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is atropurpureum

Atropurpureum , or Takane Syurosou (scientific name: Veratrum maackii var. Japonicum form. Atropurpureum) is an endemic species of Japan, and is an alpine perennial plant in the family Melanthiaceae. Native to alpine meadows north of central Honshu. Contains toxic alkaloids in the rhizome.
It is an alpine varieties of Veratrum maackii (scientific name: Veratrum maackii var. Japonicum).
It is based on the fact that an old leaf sheath resembling palm fiber remains at the base of the stem. The leaves are linear lanceolate.
The leaf width of atropurpureum (V. m. V. J. F. Atropurpureum) is as narrow as 1 to 2 cm, and the leaf width of Veratrum maackii is 3 cm or more.
The flower color of atropurpureum (V.m.v.j.f.atropurpureum) is purple-brown, while Veratrum maackii (V.m.v.j.) is dark purple brown.

Generic name:Atropurpureum, Scientific name: Veratrum maackii var. Japonicum form. Atropurpureum,
aka:Takane Syurosou, Murasaki Takanea syurosou,
Plant height: 20-40 cm, leaf shape: linear lanceolate, leaf width: 1-2 cm, leaf length: 6-15 cm,
Inflorescence form: panicle, flower color: purple-brown, flower diameter: 1-1.2 cm, flowering period: July-August,
Number of stamens: 6, Style: 3, Fruit type: Fruit.


  • Eye
    Liliales
  • Family
    Melanthiaceae
  • Genus
    Veratrum
  • Species
    V. maackii var. japonicum form. atropurpureum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    rhombic
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typealpine perennial plant
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.2 cm

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