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Taxon: Prunus japonica Thunb.

 
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus
Section: Microcerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30017
Place of publication: J. A. Murray, Syst. veg. ed. 14:463. 1784 May-Jun (Fl. jap. 201. 1784 Aug)
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1479915
Comment: for authorship of Thunberg names first published by Murray see comments in Taxon 45:672. 1996 & 46:311-314. 1997
Name Verified on: 26-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Chinese bush cherry  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Chinese plumtree  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • Japanese almond cherry  (Source: Krussmann) - English
  • Japanese bush cherry  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Oriental bush cherry  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • japanische Kirschmandel  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • japanische Mandelkirsche  (Source: Zander ed14) - German
  • niwa-ume  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • yu li  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Hebei Sheng, Heilongjiang Sheng, Henan Sheng, Jilin Sheng, Liaoning Sheng, Shandong Sheng, Shanxi Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Korea


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  5. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  6. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  7. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: cultivated
  8. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Cerasus japonica (Thunb.) Loisel.
  9. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Prunus japonica Thunb. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2022. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.narc.gov.jo/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30017. Accessed 29 January 2022.