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Taxon: Betula davurica Pall.

Genus: Betula
Subgenus: Betula
Section: Dahuricae
Family: Betulaceae
Subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 7079
Place of publication: Fl. ross. 1(1):60, t. 39, fig. A. 1784 "dauurica"
Link to protologue:
  • • original spelling verified from original literature, and this spelling will need to be adopted (fide W. Greuter, via e-mail on 11 Sep 2015) unless an alternative orthography is conserved
  • • not published in 1776 by Pallas
Name Verified on: 15-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 29 (9 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • black birch  (Source: F Korea) - English
  • ko-ono-ore-kanba  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • yaegawa-kanba  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • hei hua  (Source: F China) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood;

Distributional Range:


    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Buryatia, Chita]
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia (e.)
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Kurile Islands (s.), Khabarovsk, Primorye, Amur]
    • CHINA: China [Heilongjiang Sheng, Hebei Sheng, Jilin Sheng (e.), Liaoning Sheng (n.), Shanxi Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaidô, Honshu] Korea


  1. Ashburner, K. & H. A. McAllister. 2013. The genus Betula, a taxonomic revision of birches Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 226-232. Note: lists as "dahurica"
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: lists as "dahurica"
  3. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press. Note: lists as "davurica"
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage Note: lists as "davurica"
  5. Forest Experimental Station, Korea. 1966. Illustrated woody plants of Korea. Note: lists as "davurica"
  6. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales Note: lists as "dahurica"
  7. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan. Note: lists as "davurica"
  8. Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae. Note: lists as "davurica"
  9. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: lists as "dahurica"
  10. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea. Note: lists as "davurica"
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as "davurica"
  12. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: lists as "davurica"
  13. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. Note: lists as "davurica"
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: lists as "dahurica"

Check other web resources for Betula davurica Pall. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7079. Accessed 13 July 2020.