Buxus microphylla Reference Libraries
The Japanese Box (Buxus microphylla) is indigenous to Japan and Taiwan. An evergreen shrub, it only grows 6 -10 feet in height with short bright green oval shaped leaves less than an inch in length. It is grown as an ornamental plant both in its native area and in other temperate regions. Variant cultivars of this species are often used in bonsai. Photo Copyright and Credit
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.