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Taxon: Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch var. drupacea (Siebold & Zucc.) Koidz.

Genus: Cephalotaxus
Family: Taxaceae
Nomen number: 100818
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 44:98. 1930
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cow's-tail-pine  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Japanese plum-yew  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • plum-fruit-yew  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • inugaya  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Man Conif; Zander ed14)

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  2. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan. Note: = Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch
  3. Krüssmann, G. 1985. Manual of cultivated conifers (English translation of Die Nadelgeholze, ed. 2. 1983)
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  5. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: = Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch
  6. Ouden, P. den & B. K. Boom. 1965. Manual of cultivated conifers.
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  8. Silba, J. 1984. An international census of the Coniferae, I. Phytologia Mem. 7:19.

Check other web resources for Cephalotaxus harringtonia (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch var. drupacea (Siebold & Zucc.) Koidz. :

  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea 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?id=100818. Accessed 25 February 2020.