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Taxon: Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.

Genus: Taxus
Family: Taxaceae
Nomen number: 80073
Place of publication: Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(3):232. 1846 (Fl. jap. fam. nat. 2:110.)
Name verified on: 09-Nov-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Oct-2005
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Species on the following lists:

Common names:

  • Japanese yew   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • dong bei hong dou shan   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ichii   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • kyaraboku   (Source: F JapanOhwi [as T. cuspidata var. nana]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • japansk idegran   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kurile Islands, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China - Heilongjiang, Jilin [e.], Liaoning, Shaanxi
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.:

  • 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 Taxus cuspidata 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • 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.

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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: (06 October 2015)

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