Taxon: Ampelopsis japonica (Thunb.) Makino

Genus: Ampelopsis
Family: Vitaceae
  Subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 101073
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 17:113. 1903
Name Verified on: 25-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Japanese peppervine  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • vigne vierge du Japon  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • japanische Scheinrebe  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • byakuren  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • kagami-gusa  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • bai lian  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Japan)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Hebei, - Henan, - Hubei, - Hunan, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shaanxi, - Shanxi, - Sichuan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Medicinal plants in China: a selection of 150 commonly used species. WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series no. 2. 1989 (Med Pl China)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2 Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu). 1977-1982 (F Chiangsu)
  • Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. 1997 (F Korea)
  • National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical & Biological Products Colour atlas of Chinese traditional drugs, Vol 1. 1987 (Atlas Chin Drugs)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. 1949 (Rehder)
  • Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. 1958 (F LowYangtze)
  • Tai Hyun Chung Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta. 1965 (Ency Korea)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Ampelopsis japonica (Thunb.) Makino :

  • 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.