Taxon: Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb.

Genus: Celastrus
Family: Celastraceae
  Subfamily: Celastroideae
Nomen number: 9719
Place of publication: J. A. Murray, Syst. veg. ed. 14:237. 1784 May-Jun (Fl. jap. xlii, 97 ("articulatus"). 1784 Aug)
Comment: for authorship of Thunberg names first published by Murray see comments in Taxon 45:672. 1996 & 46:311-314. 1997
Name Verified on: 21-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Heilongjiang, - Henan, - Hebei, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shandong, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Nei Monggol
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Korea
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye, - Sakhalin

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : United States

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
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  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
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Check other web resources for Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Celastrus orbiculatus 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.