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Taxon: Prunus itosakura Siebold

Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Section: Cerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 480607
Place of publication: Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. 12:68. 1830
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41199001
Name Verified on: 08-May-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 51 (9 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • autumn cherry  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • Higan cherry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • rosebud cherry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • spring cherry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • winter flowering cherry  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • cerisier d'hiver  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • frühjahrs Kirsche  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • Higankirsche  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • azuma-higan  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • chimoto-higan  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • edo-higan  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • higan-zakura  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ito-zakura  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ko-higan-zakura  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • da ye han ying  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as Prunus subhirtella) ornamental (as Prunus subhirtella) ornamental (as Prunus subhirtella)

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Katsuki, T. & H. Iketani. 2016. Nomenclature of Tokyo cherry (Cerasus ×yedoensis 'Somei-yoshino', Rosaceae) and allied interspecific hybrids based on recent advances in population genetics. Taxon 65:1415-1419. Note: = Cerasus itosakura (Siebold) Masam. & Suzuki

Check other web resources for Prunus itosakura Siebold :

  • 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=480607. Accessed 6 December 2019.