Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hydrangea sikokiana Sieb.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 19 August 2014
Notes: Verified with Ohwi, J. 'Flora of Japan' English Translation. Shrub with a flat topped inflorescence. Leaves incised and with large teeth on margin. Inflorescence not envelopped by two large bracts in bud. Flowers greenish-white. Central flowers with inferior ovary and 2 stigmas. Neutral flower on the outside.
Wild voucher no:                                 13 October 1999
Locality:  Japan, Shikoku: Befukeikoku mountain, bank of Makiyama river, Kochi Prefecture
Coordinates:  590m
Field notes: Plant to 10m., with spread to 2m. Trees dominant in two layers, canopy 10-60m. Leaf length 20cm., width 20cm., 6 lobed with twin lobes at point of leaf, pubescent along the main veins underneath surface. Lace top inflorescence.
Collector:Townsend 116

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