AuLÈAuL®ÌíÎ¬ØÅAw¼Í Meliosma rigidaB
p¼Í Stiff-leaved meliosmaB
Stiff-leaved meliosma belongs to Sabiaceae. It is an evergreen semi-tall tree
that is distributed from Izu Peninsula of Honshu west to Shikoku and
Kyushu of Japan, Taiwan and southeast China. This tree occurs in or on the
edge of evergreen broad-leaved forests, and can reach about 7 m in height.
Bark is smooth and whitish-grey with small brown lenticels. Leaves are
oblanceolate, acutely serrated and crowd at the end of twig. From May to
June, panicles of small pale whitish-yellow flowers are seen on the terminal
twig. Fruits are round drupes and ripen purplish-black in late fall.