Taxon: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels

Genus: Angelica
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
      Tribe: Selineae
Nomen number: 406655
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29:500. 1900
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
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: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Hubei, - Gansu, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam


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Check other web resources for Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels :

  • 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.