Leaves are alternate, thick coriaceous, lustrous deep green above.
Solitary big flowers open in February to April on the top of shoots.
This species is a representative tree of the warm temperate forests. Many garden trees are developed.
The wood is very hard and used for utensils, fuels.
Distribution ; Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, South Korea, China
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