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Taxon: Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud.

Genus: Alnus
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 2460
Place of publication: Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 1:55. 1840
Name verified on: 04-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Feb-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 6 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.

Common names:

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)
  • Fuels: charcoal   (fide PROTA4U)
  • Fuels: fuelwood   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:71. 1997)

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China - Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan

    Eastern Asia: Korea
    Malesia: Philippines




Check other web resources for Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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 Alnus japonica 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 other web resources for images:

  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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