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Taxon: Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch

Genus: Cephalotaxus
Family: Taxaceae
Nomen number: 9888
Place of publication: Dendrologie 2(2):102. 1873, nom. & orth. cons. prop.
Link to protologue:
Comment: the basionym Taxus harringtonia Knight ex J. Forbes is proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with the original spelling "Harringtonia" (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.11), which has often been corrected to "harringtonii"
Name Verified on: 08-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • cows-tail-pine  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Harrington plum-yew  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Japanese plum-yew  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • plum-fruit-yew  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Harringtons Kopfeibe  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • japanische Kopfeibe  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • inugaya  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea


  1. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen Note: lists as "harringtonii"
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  5. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  6. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  7. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Rijckevorsel, P. van. 2017. (2566) Proposal to conserve the name Taxus harringtonia (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) (Taxaceae) with that spelling. Taxon 66:1471.
  10. Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia coniferae. Phytologia Mem. 54.
  11. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: mentions; lists as "harringtonii"

Check other web resources for Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cephalotaxus harringtonia 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.


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?9888. Accessed 6 August 2020.