Taxon: Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl.

Genus: Trachycarpus
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Trachycarpeae
Subtribe: Rhapidinae
Nomen number: 36786
Place of publication: J. Gay, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 8:429. 1863 ("1861")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Jun-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann; Gentes Herb 2:188. 1930)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Chin Herb Med, as Trachycarpus wagnerianus)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Myanmar

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Bailey, L. H. 1930. Binomials of certain palms (Gentes Herbarum) 2:188-191.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. 2005 (L Palms)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:169.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. (China FlEncy)


Check other web resources for Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.