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Taxon: Juglans ailantifolia Carrière

Genus: Juglans
Section: Cardiocaryon
Family: Juglandaceae
Nomen number: 20721
Place of publication: Rev. Hort. (Paris) 50:414, fig. 85-86. 1878
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49668867
  • • authorship and original spelling verified from original literature
  • • the original spelling confirmed by K. Gandhi, pers. comm. (via e-mail on 23 Jul 2007)
Name Verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (10 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; shade/shelter
  • Human food:
  • Materials: wood

Distributional Range:


    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Sakhalin]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Hokkaidô, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku]


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press. Note: lists as "ailanthifolia"
  3. Elias, T.S. 1980. The complete trees of North America: a field guide and natural history. 266. Note: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York.
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Grimshaw, J. M. 2003. Juglans, notes on the temperate species. Int. Dendrol. Soc. Year Book 107-130.
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Hoban, S. & J. Romero-Severson. 2012. Homonymy, synonymy and hybrid misassignments in butternut (Juglans cinerea) and Japanese walnut (Juglans ailantifolia) nut cultivars. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 59:1397-1405. Note: this study tested 41 cultivars of Juglans ailantifolia
  8. Hoban, S. M. et al. 2009. Geographically extensive hybridization between the forets trees American butternut and Japanese walnut. Biol. Lett. 5:324-327.
  9. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan. Note: = Juglans mandshurica var. sachalinensis (Miyabe & Kudo) Kitam.
  10. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: lists as "ailanthifolia"
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  13. McCleary, T. S. et al. 2009. Four cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS) markers for the detection of the Juglans ailantifolia chloroplast in putatively native J. cinerea populations. Molec. Ecol. Resources 9:525-527. Note: Formerly Molecular Ecology Notes
  14. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: lists as "ailanthifolia"
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rosengarten, F. 1984. The book of edible nuts Note: lists as "ailanthifolia"
  17. Ross-Davis, A. et al. 2008. Morphological and molecular methods to identify butternut (Juglans cinerea) and butternut hybrids: relevance to butternut conservation. Tree Physiol. 28:1127-1133.
  18. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  19. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.

Check other web resources for Juglans ailantifolia Carrière :

  • 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
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=20721. Accessed 11 July 2020.