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Morning glory Ipomoea nil (= Pharbitis nil)

Taika, Fasciated, fasciated (f)

Copyright 1998-2017 Yoshiaki Yoneda

The plant in the left pot is a filamentous willow. The plants in the center and right pots are fasciated. When a morning glory stem (parental vine) grows, a lateral bud grows into a lateral branch (child vine), but in fasciated mutants the stems become wide and flat, without branching. It has been called Sekka (stone appearance) or Hirajiku (flat stem) since ancient times. The flowers are gathered up to terminal positions of a fasciated stem and bloom collectively, so being beautiful. This is called Fusazaki (cluster flowers).

Slide No. 139

1 x 1

4 x 4

2 x 2

lens 8 x 8

16 x 16

1 x 1 (thumbnail images) : For indexing
2 x 2, 4 x 4, 8 x 8 : For viewing on monitor
8 x 8, 16 x 16 : For printing

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