Fatsia japonica

Family Araliaceae
Scientific name Fatsia japonica (Thunberg ex Murray) Decaisne & Planchon
Synonyms Aralia japonica Thunberg; Aralia sieboldii hort. ex K.Koch
Common name (Japanese common name) yatsude [eight fingers hands]
(English common name) Japanese aralia
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) none
Chromosomal number 2n=24, 48
Description Leaves 20-40cm. Flowers white, flowering in October to November. Evergreen. Shrub.
Reference Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. & Planch.
Fatsia japonica (Thunberg) Decaisne & Planchon
Fatsia japonica
Promotion of absorption of drugs administered through the alimentary system (US Patent 4501734/1985)
Method for visual indication of cholesterol on skin surface agents used therefor and methods for producing such agents (US Patent 5489510/1996)
Bath preparation (US Patent 4929378/1990)
Agent containing an ellagic acid series compound for external application and use thereof (US Patent 5073545/1991)
Perfume composition containing (4R)-cis-4-methyl-2-substituted-tetrahydro-2H-pyran derivative and method for improving fragrance by using (4R)-cis-4-methyl-2-substituted-tetrahydro-2H-pyran derivative (US Patent 5858348/1999)
Triterpene derivative and medicinal composition (US Patent 5885992/1999)
Multicomponent clostridial vaccines using saponin adjuvants (US Patent 6083512/2000)
Dietary food supplement containing natural cyclooxygenase inhibitors and methods for inhibiting pain and inflammation (US Patent 6818234/2002)
Hair dye and hair-dyeing methods using the same (US Patent 6656229/2003)
Hair dye and hair-dyeing methods using the same (US Patent 6849096/2005)

November 2006
at my home
November 2006
at lowland village
November 2006
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden