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Myriactis japonensis KoidzFamily: Asteraceae
Japanese: ヒメキクタビラコ (姫菊田平子) [Himekiku Tabirako]
I found my first of this endemic species only after living in Yakushima for five years. This one was right in the middle of the trail, but they are quite inconspicuous! The genus is restricted to Asia from the Himalayas to Japan and Southeast Asia and also to Central America. This species is restricted to Yakushima, and I fear that it may leave this world before I do. I have no explanation for its rarity, but if you come across it, please do not so much as touch it, which could attract the attention of deer.
川原 勝征: 屋久島 高地の植物―世界自然遺産の島 (2001) 南方新社.
米倉浩司・梶田忠 (2003-) 「BG Plants 和名－学名インデックス」（YList），http://ylist.info（ 2019年8月14日）
Nesom, Guy L., Generic conspectus of the tribe Astereae (Asteraceae) in North America and Central America, the Antilles, and Hawaii (2000) Botanical Research Institute of Texas.