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Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii

Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii  (Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii)

Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii May 2004
Viburnum plicatum (Japanese: yabudemari, oodemari) is a species of Viburnum, native to eastern Asia, in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m tall. The leaves are opposite, 5–10 cm long and 3–6 cm broad, simple ovate to oval, with a serrated margin. The flowers are produced in flat corymbs 5–10 cm diameter, comprising a central cluster of fertile yellowish-white flowers 5 mm diameter, surrounded by a ring of showy, sterile flowers 2–3 cm diameter, which act as a target guide to pollinating insects. The fruit is an ovoid blue-black drupe 8–10 mm long.
Plants from Taiwan are sometimes distinguished as Viburnum plicatum var. formosanum Liu & Ou.

Mariesii comes from Charles Maries (18 December 1851 – 11 October 1902) who was an English botanist and plant collector who was sent by James Veitch & Sons of Chelsea, London to search for new hardy plants in Japan, China and Taiwan between 1877 and 1879; there he discovered over 500 new species, which Veitch introduced to England. Amongst his finds, several bear his name, including Abies mariesii, Davallia mariesii, Hydrangea macrophylla "Mariesii", Platycodon grandiflorus "Mariesii" and Viburnum plicatum "Mariesii".

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30 May, 2010


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31 May, 2010


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31 May, 2010

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