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Taxon: Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Genus: Hippophae
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Nomen number: 19177
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1023. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 25-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • sallowthorn   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • sea-buckthorn   (Source: F USSR ) – English
  • havtorn   (Source: F Nordica ) – Danish
  • tyrni   (Source: F Nordica ) – Finnish
  • argasse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • argousier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • grisset   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Sanddorn   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • tindved   (Source: F Nordica ) – Norwegian
  • espino armarillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • espino falso   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • havtorn   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Nei Monggol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [n.w.]
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.w.]; Pakistan [n.]
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Italy [n.]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain [n.]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Hippophae rhamnoides L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hippophae rhamnoides 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.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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