Taxon: Salix matsudana Koidz.

Genus: Salix
Family: Salicaceae
Nomen number: 32736
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 29:312. 1915
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Peking willow  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • tortured willow  (Source: F NZeal) - English
  • unryū-yanagi  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide F NZeal)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide F NZeal)
  • Materials: fiber (fide G. Argus, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Materials: wood (fide G. Argus, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Argus, G. W. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • 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)
  • Kitagawa, M. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae. 1979 (F Manshur)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Newsholme, C. Willows, the genus Salix. 1992 (Willows)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • 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)

Check other web resources for Salix matsudana Koidz. :

  • 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 Salix matsudana 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.