Genus: Hamamelis L.

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Subfamily: Hamamelidoideae
Tribe: Hamamelideae
Subtribe: Hamamelidinae
Common names: witch-hazel
Genus number: 5349
Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Accession Count: 109 (51 active, 9 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  2. Li, J. et al. 2000. Phylogeny and biogeography of Hamamelis (Hamamelidaceae). Harvard Pap. Bot. 5:171-178.
  3. Wen, J. & S. H. Shi. 1999. A phylogenetic and biogeographic study of Hamamelis (Hamamelidaceae), an eastern Asian and eastern North American disjunct genus. Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 27:55-66.
  4. Xie, L. et al. 2010. Evolution and biogeographic diversification of the witch-hazel genus (Hamamelis L., Hamamelidaceae) in the Northern Hemisphere. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 56:675-689.

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


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

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Hamamelis
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 8 April 2020.