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Taxon: Hovenia dulcis Thunb.

 
Genus: Hovenia
Family: Rhamnaceae
Tribe: Paliureae
Nomen number: 19387
Place of publication: Nov. gen. pl. 1:8. 1781 (Fl. jap. 101. 1784)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 17 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • Chinese raisintree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Japanese raisintree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • japanisches Mahagoni  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Quaffbirne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • kenponashi  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • sarmiento japonés  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: fruit
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hebei Sheng, Hubei Sheng (w.), Gansu Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Shanxi Sheng, Shandong Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng, Sichuan Sheng (n.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaidô (Okushiri Island), Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (also cult.)


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia


References:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: cult.
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Kellermann, J. 2011. Review of Rhamnaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  5. Kim, S. H. et al. 2008. Vegetation structure of natural populations of a honey plant, Hovenia dulcis var. koreana Nakai in Korea. Korean J Apic. 23:207-214.
  6. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  7. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  8. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  9. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  10. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  11. Randall, R. P. 2007. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status.
  12. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  13. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  17. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Hovenia dulcis Thunb. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=19387. Accessed 18 November 2019.