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    • Natural Habitat of Formosa Rice Trees on Bijindo Island, Tongyeong
    • Natural Habitat of Formosa Rice Trees on Bijindo Island, Tongyeong
    • Natural Habitat of Formosa Rice Trees on Bijindo Island, Tongyeong
    • Natural Habitat of Formosa Rice Trees on Bijindo Island, Tongyeong
    • Natural habitat of fatsia in Bijindo island, Tongyeong
    • Fatsia in Bijindo island, Tongyeong
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 Classification Natural Monument   63
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Natural Habitat of Formosa Rice Trees on Bijindo Island, Tongyeong
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 525,721㎡
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address San51, Bijin-ri  Tongyeong-si  Gyeongsangnam-do
 Age
 Owner Village property,Private property
 Manager Tongyeong-si
 Description Palsoninamu(Fatsia japonica) grows on the southern shore of Korea's mainland and in Geojedo Island.

The name, Palsoninamu(Palsoni means eight fingers) originated from the fact that the leaves of this tree are divided into 7~9 parts.

It is also called Palgakgeumban or Palgeumban.The natural habitat of fatsia japonica is located in Bijindo Island, Hansan-myeon, Tongyeong-si.

Once this tree was hurt by a typoon.

In the neighborhood, camellia, mangnolias, and ardisia japonica also grow.

There is a story about this tree.

Once in India, there was a princess whose name was 'Vasba'.

She got a set of twin rings for her 17th birthday present from her mother.

One day, a maid who was cleaning the princess' room put the rings on her thumbs with curiosity.

Unfortunately, however, the rings wouldn't come off.

The maid was so frightened that she put something on the rings to hide them.

The king investigated all the people in the palace for his sorrowful princess, and the maid held out only eight fingers.

At the moment, the lightning flashed and thunder filled the air, and the maid was changed into Palsoninamu.Bijindo Island, Tongyeong, is the northernmost habitat of fatsia japonica and is also biologically valuable.

Therefore, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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