Taxon: Cycas revoluta Thunb.

 
Genus: Cycas
Family: Cycadaceae
Nomen number: 12727
Place of publication: Verh. Holl. Maatsch. Weetensch. Haarlem 20(2): 424, 426-427. 1782 (Fl. jap. 229. 1784)
Comment: place of publication verified by F. Axelrod, pers. comm. (via e-mail on 10 Jul 2002)
Name Verified on: 25-Jul-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Cycads)
  • Human food: starch (fide T. Walters, pers. comm.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  • Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Hill, K. D. & D. W. Stevenson The cycad pages; World list of cycads (on-line resource). (L Cycads)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
  • Jones, D. L. Cycads of the world, ancient plants in today's landscapes. 1993 (Cycads)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Walters, T. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • 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 Cycas revoluta 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.