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Taxon: Larix gmelinii (Rupr.) Rupr.

Genus: Larix
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 21487
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-ural. 48. 1854 "gmelini"
Name verified on: 22-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2002
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Dahurian larch   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Dahurian larch   (Source: Pinaceae ) – English   [Larix gmelinii var. gmelinii]
  • Kurile larch   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Larix gmelinii var. japonica]
  • Olga Bay larch   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Larix gmelinii var. olgensis]
  • Prince Rupprecht larch   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Larix gmelinii var. principis-rupprechtii]
  • luo ye song   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • shikotan-matsu   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Larix gmelinii var. japonica]
  • prinslärk   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Larix gmelinii var. principis-rupprechtii]
  • ussurilärk   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Larix gmelinii var. olgensis]

Economic importance:

  • Materials: wood   (as a source of timber in Europe fide F Eur ed2)

Distributional range:

    Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, Chita, Irkutsk, Yakutia-Sakha
    Mongolia: Mongolia [n.e.]
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Kurile Islands, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China - Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan [n.], Jilin, Liaoning [e.], Nei Monggol, Shanxi
    Eastern Asia: Korea


  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Farjon, A. 1990. Pinaceae: Drawings and descriptions of the genera Abies, Cedrus, Pseudolarix, Keteleeria, Nothotsuga, Tsuga, Cathaya, Pseudotsuga, Larix and Picea. Regnum Veg. 121.
  • Farjon, A. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of conifers.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae. Phytologia Mem. 8:104–105.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Tzvelev, N. N. 1994. On the names of some Russian larches (Larix, Pinaceae). Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 79(11):91. [= L. dahurica P. Lawson (1836)].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Larix gmelinii (Rupr.) Rupr.:

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  • Google 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.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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