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Taxon: Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.

Genus: Paulownia
Family: Paulowniaceae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae
Nomen number: 27045
Place of publication: Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 2:278. 1841
Name verified on: 10-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CT*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • empresstree   (Source: Rep NCEPPC ) – English
  • foxglovetree   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • karritree   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • princesstree   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • mao pao tong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • paulownia impérial   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • chinesischer Blauglockenbaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • kiri   (Source: Websters Dict ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • paulovnia-real   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quiri   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • kejsarträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F BritStace; Dict Gard, pollution tolerant)
  • Materials: wood   (fide T. Yamazaki, pers. comm.)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Rep NCEPPC)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning [s.], Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan [n.]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere in temperate regions

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated in temperate regions

      Other:
  • exact native range in China obscure owing to extensive cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [with two vars.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2. 1977–1982. Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles.
  • Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  • Tai Hyun Chung. 1965. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta.
  • USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource).
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [with two vars.].
  • Yamazaki, T. 1995. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Check other web resources for Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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
  • 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.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org 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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