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Taxon: Osmunda japonica Thunb.

Genus: Osmunda
Family: Osmundaceae
Nomen number: 26135
Place of publication: Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 3:209. 1780
Name verified on: 01-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Jul-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • zenmai   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • gobi   (Source: Econ Bot 50:63.) – Transcribed Korean
  • japansk safsa   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Econ Bot 50:63, 67. 1996)

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Sakhalin
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan



Check other web resources for Osmunda japonica Thunb.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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: (10 October 2015)

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