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Taxon: Buxus sempervirens L.

 
Genus: Buxus
Family: Buxaceae
Nomen number: 8212
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:983. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 09-Sep-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 123 (88 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.), Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal (incl. Azores), Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Batdorf, L. R. 2004. Boxwood: An illustrated encyclopedia
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  4. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning Note: poisonous
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Buxus+sempervirens&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  10. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  11. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  12. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  13. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  14. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  15. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  16. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  17. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  19. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  23. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  24. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  25. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  26. Yunnan Inst. Bot. & Kunming Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci., eds. 1977-. Flora yunnanica.
  27. Zohary, M. et al. 1980-. Conspectus florae orientalis.
  28. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  29. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Buxus sempervirens L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Buxus sempervirens 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?8212. Accessed 22 October 2019.