Taxon: Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud.

Genus: Alnus
Family: Betulaceae
  Subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 2460
Place of publication: Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 1:55. 1840
Name Verified on: 04-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Feb-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Fuels: charcoal (fide PROTA4U)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Hebei, - Henan, - Jiangsu, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shandong
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Korea
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines


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Check other web resources for Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud. :

  • 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Alnus japonica cultivars
  • 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.