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Taxon: Pachysandra terminalis Siebold & Zucc.

Genus: Pachysandra
Family: Buxaceae
Nomen number: 26291
Place of publication: Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(2):142. 1845
Name verified on: 22-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • carpet-box   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • Japanese pachysandra   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Japanese-spurge   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • japanischer Ysander   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • skuggröna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Pachysandra terminalis Siebold & Zucc.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Pachysandra terminalis 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.

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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: (31 March 2015)

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