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Taxon: Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnep.

Genus: Cayratia
Family: Vitaceae subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 410986
Place of publication: Notul. Syst. (Paris) 1:349. 1910
Name verified on: 23-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


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:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bushkiller   (Source: Castanea 71:249.) – English
  • yabu-garashi   (Source: F Okin ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal; Nepal
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [e.]

    United States [s.e.]


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan. 1993–. Flora of Taiwan, 2nd ed.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hajra, P. K. et al., eds. 1999–. Flora of Andaman-Nicobar Islands.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hansen, C. J. & L. R. Goertzen. 2006. Cayratia japonica (Vitaceae) naturalized in Alabama. Castanea 71:248–251.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Jackes, B. R. 1987. Revision of the Australian Vitaceae, 2. Cayratia Juss. Austrobaileya 2:376.
  • Krings, A. & R. J. Richardson. 2006. Cayratia japonica (Vitaceae) new to North Carolina and an updated key to the genera of Vitaceae in the Carolinas. Sida 22:813–815.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.


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