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Taxon: Decaisnea insignis (Griff.) Hook. f. & Thomson

Genus: Decaisnea
Family: Lardizabalaceae
Subfamily: Decaisneoideae
Nomen number: 13373
Place of publication: Proc. Linn. Soc. London 2:350. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-Jul-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • mao er shi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Fasc F India 19:31. 1988; F ChinaEng); fruit (fide Fasc F India 19:31. 1988; F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India [Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim]
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar (n.)


  1. Christenhusz, M. J. M. 2012. An overview of Lardizabalaceae Bot. Mag. 29:248-249.
  2. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  3. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  5. Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976) (Krussmann)
  6. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption (L Edible Pl)
  7. Nayar, M. P. & T. K. Paul 1988. Lardizabalaceae (Fasc F India) 19:31.
  8. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  9. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Decaisnea insignis (Griff.) Hook. f. & Thomson :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?13373. Accessed 24 June 2019.