Aralia elata

Aralia elata

Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem.
Engl.: Japanese angelica tree, Japanese aralia.
Deu.: Japanischer Angelikabaum, Japanische Aralie.
Suom.: piikkiaralia, pirunkeppi.
Sven.: parkaralia.
Fran.: angélique en arbre du Japon.
Jap.: tara-no-ki.
Bot. syn.: Aralia mandschurica (Rupr. & Maxim.) Seem., Dimorphanthus elatus Miq.

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Photo: Aralia elata 4.

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Small tree, starting to show its autumn colour. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-09-09.

Photo: Aralia elata 5.

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Leaf. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-09-09.

Photo: Aralia elata 3.

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Closeup of spiny leaf. Kobe municipal arboretum, Japan. Wild. 2001-05-11.

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Spiny spiny leaf. Kobe municipal arboretum, Japan. Wild. 2001-05-11.

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Plant. Helsinki bot.g. (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 1999-09-07.

Photo: Aralia elata 1.

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Closeup of stem, with spines. Helsinki bot.g. (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 1999-09-07.