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
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  6. Judd, W. S. 1982. A taxonomic revision of Pieris (Ericaceae) J. Arnold Arbor. 63:115-122.
  7. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  8. Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  9. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  10. 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.
  11. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  12. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D. Don ex G. Don :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28355. Accessed 25 May 2018.