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Taxon: Eutrema japonicum (Miq.) Koidz.

Genus: Eutrema
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Eutremeae
Nomen number: 404759
Place of publication: Fl. symb. orient.-asiat. 22. 1930
Name verified on: 07-Jul-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Jul-2015
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Japanese-horseradish   (Source: Econ Bot 28:119.1974 [as Wasabia japonica]) – English
  • japanischer Meerrettich   (Source: Zander Ency [as Wasabia japonica]) – German
  • wasabi   (Source: Econ Bot 28:119.1974 [as Wasabia japonica]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • gochunaengi   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:98. [as Wasabia japonica]) – Transcribed Korean

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Sakhalin
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea

    Eastern Asia: Taiwan

    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan


  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. & S. I. Warwick. 2005. A synopsis of Eutrema (Brassicaceae). Harvard Pap. Bot. 10:133.
  • Chadwick, C. I. et al. 1993. The botany, uses and production of Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum. (Cruciferae). Econ. Bot. 47:114. [= Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum.].
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). [= Wasabia japonica (Miq.) Matsum.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= Eutrema wasabi Maxim.].


Check other web resources for Eutrema japonicum (Miq.) Koidz.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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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