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Taxon: Cnidium officinale Makino

Genus: Cnidium
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Selineae
Nomen number: 423643
Place of publication: Y. Iinuma, Somoku-Dzusetsu ed. 3, 1:345. 1907 (Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 22:173. 1908)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • senkyū  (Source: J Pl Res) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • cheongung  (Source: Kulturpflanze) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ill Chin Mat Med; J Pl Res 109:21-27. 1996)

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea


  1. Kondo, K. et al. 1996. Phylogenetic relationship of medicinally important Cnidium officinale and Japanese Apiaceae based on rbcL sequences. J. Pl. Res. 109:21-27.
  2. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  3. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:91.
  4. Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. URL: http://www.wpro.who.int/internet/files/pub/97/77.pdf target='_blank'
  5. Tai Hyun Chung. 1965. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta.
  6. Yen, Kun-Ying. 1994. Illustrated Chinese materia medica crude and prepared.
  7. Zhu, S. et al. 2007. Molecular identification of chuanxiong by nucleotide sequence and multiplex single base extension analysis on chloroplast trnK gene. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 30:527-531.

Check other web resources for Cnidium officinale Makino :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?423643. Accessed 4 July 2020.