Elatostema japonicum

Family Urticaceae
Scientific name Elatostema japonicum Weddell
Synonyms Elatostema japonicum Weddell var. japonicum; Elatostema umbellatum Blume (var. umbellatum); Elatostema taquetii H. Léveillé; Pellionia umbellata (Blume) Weddell; Procris umbellata (Blume) Siebold & Zuccarini
Common name (Japanese common name) hime-uwabami-sou (ヒメウワバミソウ, 姫蟒蛇草 [meaning: dwarf big-snake weed]), mizu (ミズ [meaning: wet area weed])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) none
Habitat Mountane wet forest
Chromosomal number unknown.
Description Plants 20-30cm tall. Leaves 3-6cm long. Flowers flowering in March to May. Perennial plants.
Reference Agent for hair growth (European Patent EP1915997/2008)
Plant Germination Inhibitor And Method Of Use Thereof (US Patent 20070274956)

May 2008
at Mt. Tsukuba
May 2008
at Mt. Tsukuba