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Taxon: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl.

Genus: Edgeworthia
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Nomen number: 14884
Place of publication: J. Hort. Soc. London 1:148. 1846 Mar
Link to protologue:
Comment: published same year as E. papyrifera Siebold & Zucc., but in the absence of evidence supporting earlier publication of this other name E. chrysantha likely has priority
Name Verified on: 23-Mar-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Mansf Ency; Dict Gard; Hortus 3, as E. papyrifera)
  • Materials: fiber (as Edgeworthia papyrifera) fiber (for high-quality paper) fiber (for high-quality paper)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]


    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Georgia (Rabun Co.)]


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  8. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Edgeworthia papyrifera Siebold & Zucc.
  10. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 Note: = Edgeworthia papyrifera Siebold & Zucc.
  11. Nicolson, D. H. 2001. pers. comm. via e-mail on 20 Mar Note: can be dated to Mar 1846 from Edwards's Bot. Reg. 33: t. 48. 1847
  12. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: lists as Edgeworthia chrysantha auct. Japon, non Lindl.; = E. papyrifera Siebold & Zucc.
  13. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
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  16. Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
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  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14884. Accessed 14 July 2020.