Taxon: Torreya nucifera (L.) Siebold & Zucc.

Genus: Torreya
Family: Taxaceae
Nomen number: 36767
Place of publication: Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(3):232. 1846
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Nov-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F NAmer)
  • Human food: oil/fat (edible seed fide F NAmer)
  • Human food: seeds (edible seed fide F NAmer)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Korea, South - Cheju

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Torreya nucifera (L.) Siebold & Zucc. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Torreya nucifera 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.