Taxon: Aralia chinensis L.

Genus: Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Subfamily: Aralioideae
Nomen number: 3808
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:273. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jul-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14; Krussmann)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia Sabah, Sarawak

  • Cultivated


  • Ch'en, Y. 1957. Illustrated manual of Chinese trees and shrubs
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araliaceae. 2004 (L Araliaceae)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  • Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. (F LowYangtze)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Wen, J. 1994. New taxa and nomenclatural changes in Aralia (Araliaceae) (Novon) 4:401.
  • Wen, J. & J. L. Reveal 1992. On the typification of the Linnaean species of Aralia (Araliaceae) (Taxon) 41:71.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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