Ternstroemia japonica Thunb.
T. gymnanthera (Wight & Arn.) Sprague
Ternstroemia japonica (35342 Bytes)
Small to medium, evergreen shrub with thick, leathery, obovate leaves. Leave base attenuate, leave tips emarginate, 7 cm long and 3 cm wide in clusters at the end of the shoots, dull-green above, paler beneath, reddish petioles. Flowers with creamy-white petals in leaf axils, 1.5 cm wide, appear in July.

Home: Japan, Korea, China

Other views: Leaves

Cultivated: Germany

Author: Rainer Oberle

Ethnobotanical aspects of Ternstroemia japonica by Plants for a future database

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