Mammoth Flower
Ultra Q, Episode 4
Air date 01/23/1966
Screenplay by Tetsuo Kinjo
Koji Kajita
Directed by Koji Kajita
Special skill director Keiji Kawakami
Episode Guide
The Gift From Space
Peguila Is Here!

Mammoth Flower (マンモスフラワー Manmosu Furawā) is the 4th episode of Ultra Q.


A strange disturbance in Tokyo upturns the ground and shakes the buildings as if something huge is moving beneath the foundations of the city. In the canal of the Imperial Palace, a large tentacle-like vine called Juran appears, frightening passersby. Following this incident, Jun, Ippei and Yuriko witness an underground attack on humans, as the vines try to suck blood from their victims. Dr. Ichinotani suspects that a giant plant has taken root beneath Tokyo. Soon afterward, the monster-plant's bulb crashes upward through a building and the mammoth flower blooms over the city. While Ippei tries to rescue a friend from the devastated building, Jun flies Dr. Genda high above the mammoth flower in his Cessna. The scientist drops a special device that showers carbonic acid gas upon the giant plant and it is destroyed.


  • Juran (First appearance)

DVD Release

Ultra Q Volume 1 Features episodes 1-4, & Total Natural Color Blu-Ray Features Episodes 4-7.

Ultra Q
Defeat Gomess! | Goro and Goroh | The Gift From Space | Mammoth Flower | Peguila is Here! | Grow Up! Little Turtle | S.O.S. Mount Fuji | Terror of the Sweet Honey | Baron Spider | The Underground Super Express Goes West | Balloonga | I Saw a Bird | Garadama | Tokyo Ice Age | Kanegon's Cocoon | Garamon Strikes Back | The 1/8 Project | The Rainbow's Egg | Challenge from the Year 2020 | The Undersea Humanoid Ragon | Space Directive M774 | Metamorphosis | Fury of the South Sea | The Idol of Goga | The Devil Child | Blazing Victory | The Disappearance of Flight 206 | Open Up!