Taxon: Buxus sempervirens L.

 
Genus: Buxus
Family: Buxaceae
Nomen number: 8212
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:983. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 09-Sep-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 88 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Materials: wood ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.), Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal (incl. Azores), Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Batdorf, L. R. Boxwood: An illustrated encyclopedia. 2004 (Boxwood Ency)
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  5. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  9. Eriksson, O. et al. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2. (L Macar ed2)
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. (L Maroc)
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  15. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  16. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  18. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  20. Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US)
  21. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  22. Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  23. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  24. Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  25. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  26. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  27. Yunnan Inst. Bot. & Kunming Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci., eds. Flora yunnanica. (F Yunnan)
  28. Zohary, M. et al. Conspectus florae orientalis. (L Orient)

Check other web resources for Buxus sempervirens L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Buxus sempervirens 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.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=8212. Accessed 22 May 2018.