Viola betonicifolia var. albescens x
inconspicua ssp. nagasakiensis : {Japanese Name : Aso Kikuba Sumire}
Viola chaerophylloides var. sieboldiana x phalacrocarpa
Kumamoto / April 3, 2011 Cultivation
Mating parents Viola chaerophylloides var. sieboldiana Viola phalacrocarpa
  • Viola chaerophylloides (Regal) W. Becker
    var. sieboldiana (Maxim.) F. Maek. et Hashim. ( 2n=24 )
  • Viola phalacrocarpa Maxim.
    f. glaberrima (W. Becker) F. Maek. ( 2n=24 )
Scientific Name
Viola x sp.
Viola chaerophylloides var. sieboldiana (Maxim.) Makino x phalacrocarpa Maxim.
Foreign language name
Stalk Form (Mating parents) The individual leaves and flowering stalks emerge directly from the rootstock.
Habitat A sunny field of the level ground (parents grow wild in similar environment).
Mr. Sato said that "They bloom in the grass field at the foot" in his book "wildflowers Aso II".
Distribution Japan domestic
Japan overseas
Flower Shape Middle size. In many cases, a flower image is close to Viola inconspicua ssp. nagasakiensis.
Color Flowers are purple. Hair growing in the valve. There is a small purple-red spots at the surface of spur.
Others With respect to color and shape, in many cases appear Viola phalacrocarpa features.
Leaf Shape The leaves, the shape of the whole, are lanceolate oval egg-shaped or lanceolate. The leaves are torn like chrysanthemum leaves.
Color Surface is green. The back is pale green, while others take on a slightly purple.
Others Bristle with short hair on both sides.
Characteristics of roots
Endangered Information
Type Specimen
Chromosome Number
Reference Information
Others In 1964, mr. Honda (monk) found it at Shimizu Pass in Kumamoto Prefecture.

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