MyHostas.net Database                                                           Schmid Species Article

kikutii is a wide-ranging species that extends 600 miles from south-central Honshu in Shizuoka Prefecture across Kii Peninsula and the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu all the way to Yakushima Island. Due to this great geographic range many variations of this species have been found and a number has been given botanical names. kikutii shows extreme variability and even within the typical species kikutii var. kikutii a number of distinct-looking forms can be found.

kikutii

Photo by Clyde Crockett

kikutii

Photo by Marion Tobey

kikutii

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

kikutii

Photo by Toyozo Nakayama