Taxon: Berberis japonica (Thunb.) R. Br.

 
Genus: Berberis
Family: Berberidaceae
  Subfamily: Berberidoideae
      Tribe: Berberideae
        Subtribe: Berberidinae
Nomen number: 449159
Place of publication: J. H. Tuckey, Narr. exped. Zaire (App. 5) 481. 1818
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Nov-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Mahonia japonica; Krussmann, as Mahonia japonica)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Dye Pl, as Mahonia japonica)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2, as Mahonia japonica)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Berberis japonica (Thunb.) R. Br. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Berberis japonica cultivars
  • 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.