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Taxon: Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P. S. Green

Genus: Osmanthus
Family: Oleaceae tribe: Oleeae
Nomen number: 26125
Place of publication: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 22:508. 1958
Name verified on: 23-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-May-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • Chinese-holly   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • holly osmanthus   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • holly-olive   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hiiragi   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • doftbuske   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P. S. Green:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Osmanthus heterophyllus 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: (27 November 2015)

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