Leaves are alternate, thick coriaceous, deep green and lustrous above,light green beneath.
There are 2 kinds of leaf such as entire and 2-3 lobed.
Petioles are sometimes longer than the blade.
Yellowish green flowers open in August.
It grows near coast in the warm temperate zone.
The wood is used for utensils.From the bark the lacquer like substance yields.
Distribution ; Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Rtukyu
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