USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco

Genus: Platycladus
Family: Cupressaceae
Nomen number: 310211
Place of publication: Portugaliae Acta Biol., Sér. B, Sist. vol. Julio Henriques, 33. 1949
Name verified on: 13-Jul-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jul-2007
No species priority site assigned.
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:

  • Chinese thuja   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • Chinese-arborvitae   (Source: Websters Dict [as Thuja orientalis]) – English
  • Oriental-arborvitae   (Source: Websters Dict [as Thuja orientalis]) – English
  • ce bai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • tuia orientale   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • cheugbaegnamu   (Source: F Korea [as Thuja orientalis]) – Transcribed Korean
  • orientalisk tuja   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Gansu [s.], Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi
    Eastern Asia: Korea

    China: China [natzd. elsewhere in China]

  • also cultivated

  • exact native range uncertain




Check other web resources for Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Gymnosperm Database of Christopher J. Earle
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Platycladus orientalis 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

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)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print