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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. Last Changed: 07-Jul-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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.
  3. Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) (L USSR)
  4. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  5. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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 17 June 2019.