Taxon: Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D. Don ex G. Don

 
Genus: Pieris
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Vaccinioideae
      Tribe: Lyonieae
Nomen number: 28355
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 3:832. 1834
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Japanese pieris  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • Japanese-andromeda  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • lily-of-the-valley-bush  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • piéride du Japon  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • japanische Lavendelheide  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • asebi  (Source: J Arn Arb) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ma zui mu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann; Cooper & Johnson ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Hubei, - Jiangxi, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Taiwan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Judd, W. S. 1982. A taxonomic revision of Pieris (Ericaceae) J. Arnold Arbor. 63:115-122.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1995. Ericaceae - Part II. The superior-ovaried genera (Monotropoideae. Pyroloideae, Rhododendroideae. and Vaccinioideae p.p.) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 66:347.
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image