American sweetgum/ Momijibahu

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Liquidambar styraciflua/ American sweetgum/ モミジバフウ

学名/ Botanical name : Liquidambar styraciflua

English common name :  American sweetgum

Alternative English name: American storax, hazel pine, bilsted, redgum, satin-walnut, star-leaved gum, alligator wood, sweetgum

日本名 和名: モミジバフウ  紅葉葉楓

日本名別名: アメリカフウ

イタリア語名/Italian name: Sweetgum americano

原産地/ Original : eastern North America, tropical montane regions of Mexico and Central America


It is one of the main valuable forest trees in the southeastern United States, and is a popular ornamental tree in temperate climates. It is recognizable by the combination of its five-pointed star-shaped leaves and its hard, spiked fruits.




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