Genus: Buxus L.

Family: Buxaceae
Common names: box, boxwood
Genus number: 1826
Last updated: 06-Sep-1998
Accession Count: 186 (121 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Batdorf, L. R. 2004. Boxwood: An illustrated encyclopedia. (Boxwood Ency) 1-294.
  • International Society for Horticultural Science International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource).. (ICRA)
  • Schatz, G. E. & P. P Lowry II 2002. A synoptic revision of the genus Buxus L. (Buxaceae) in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. (Adansonia) 24(2):179-196.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


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

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Buxus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 23 May 2019.