Taxon: Angelica acutiloba (Siebold & Zucc.) Kitag.

Genus: Angelica
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
      Tribe: Selineae
Nomen number: 3414
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 51:658. 1937
Name Verified on: 03-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Dec-2009
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • tōki  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • dong dang gui  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • waedanggwi  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Japan; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):123. 1999)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Jilin
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java


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  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
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  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
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  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mills, S. & K. Bone Principles and practice of phytotherapy: modern herbal medicine. 1999 (Prin Phytotherapy)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):123.
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Check other web resources for Angelica acutiloba (Siebold & Zucc.) Kitag. :

  • 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.