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Taxon: Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl.

Genus: Trachycarpus
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Coryphoideae tribe: Trachycarpeae subtribe: Rhapidinae
Nomen number: 36786
Place of publication: J. Gay, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 8:429. 1863 ("1861")
Name verified on: 22-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Jun-2015
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Chinese windmill palm   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Chusan fan palm   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Chusan palm   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • hemp palm   (Source: Websters Dict [as T. excelsa]) – English
  • windmill palm   (Source: Gent Herb 2:190.1930) – English
  • palmier de Chine   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • chinesische Hanfpalme   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • hochstämmige Hanfpalme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • shuro   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • wa-juro   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • palmeira-moinho-de-vento-da-China   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • palma de jardín   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • väderkvarnspalm   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann; Gentes Herb 2:188. 1930)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Chin Herb Med, as Trachycarpus wagnerianus)

Distributional range:

    China: China [c. & e.]
    Indo-China: Myanmar [n.]

    Eastern Asia: Japan [s.]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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: (25 November 2015)

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