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Taxon: Eutrema japonicum (Miq.) Koidz.

Genus: Eutrema
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Eutremeae
Nomen number: 404759
Place of publication: Fl. symb. orient.-asiat. 22. 1930
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Jul-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Japanese-horseradish  (Source: Econ Bot) - English
  • japanischer Meerrettich  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • wasabi  (Source: Econ Bot) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • gochunaengi  (Source: Kulturpflanze) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Econ Bot 28:119. 1974; 47:113. 1993, as Wasabia japonica)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Wasabia japonica; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Wasabia japonica)

Distributional Range:


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


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea, Taiwan


    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan


  1. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. & S. I. Warwick. 2005. A synopsis of Eutrema (Brassicaceae). Harvard Pap. Bot. 10:133.
  2. Chadwick, C. I. et al. 1993. The botany, uses and production of Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum. (Cruciferae). Econ. Bot. 47:114. Note: = Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum.
  3. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press.
  4. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  5. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: = Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum.
  6. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  7. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Eutrema wasabi Maxim.

Check other web resources for Eutrema japonicum (Miq.) Koidz. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=404759. Accessed 22 October 2019.