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Morning glory Ipomoea nil

Asagao-36 kasen (36 varieties of the Japanese morning glory) (block-print) by Bankaen (1854)

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"Hanuzu-tobisagiba-surusumihato-douiromajiri-aosituke-ryuuzu-nejirekurui-reisizaki-baotan-nido Bankaen "; Half-whirlpool flying heron leaf and ink pigeon corolla mixed with copper color basted with green sepal dragon head twisting and irregular Reisi-shaped duplicated twice flower Bankaen

Leaves are beautifully variegated. The half-whirlpool leaf quality is called border whirlpool (semicontracted), and its form is like a heron in flight. The flower resembles Mannentake or Reisi (Ganoderma lucidum) of Polyporaceae (pore fungi), thus it is called the Reisi flower. Reisi (Zizhi) is a Chinese name for Ganoderma lucidum. However, the Reisi flower is described as Nejirekurui: that is, twisting and irregular. The Reisi flower in the figure is disturbed. Petal-like structures elongating from the center of the flower resemble a dragon head (Ryuuzu), and green sepals are basting the flower (Aosituke). In duplicated (double) flowers, the petal-like structures, which are derived from the stamens and the pistil in the center, often open later than the original corolla. This flowering is called duplicated twice flower opening (Botan dozaki or Botan nidozaki). As the ratio of the appearance of Demono in complicated flowers is very small, cultivators assign great value to each Demono for each morning. The individual Demono plant is named precisely according to color, design, leaf quality, stem characteristics, color, design, and form of the flower. This method of naming flowers began in the days of the Kaei/Ansei era, and is still used today. This plant has the splendid name given by Bankaen.

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Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)