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Callicarpa japonica
Thunb., Lamiaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 5 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Callicarpa glabra Koidz.

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: ri ben zi zhu

English: beauty-berry, Japanese beauty-berry, Japanese callicarpa

Japanese: murasaki-shikibu

Habit:  shrub

Description:  "Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaf blade elliptic, ovate, or obovate, 7-18 x 4-8 cm, glabrous, base cuneate, margin serrulate above middle, apex bluntly caudate-acuminate to acute. Cymes delicate, ca. 2 cm across; peduncle 6-10 mm. Calyx cup-shaped, teeth obtusely triangular. Corolla white or purplish, ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Filaments equal or slightly longer than corolla tube; anthers ca. 1.8 mm, exserted. Fruit globose, ca. 2.5 mm in diameter."

var. japonica "Peduncle equal or longer than petioles"
var. luxurians:  "Peduncle shorter than petioles"  (Flora of China online).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
cultivated
Imada, Clyde T./Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral R. (2013)
var. luxurians Rehder in Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
China
China
China (People's Republic of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
200-900 m. Anhui, Guizhou, Hebei, W Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, E Sichuan, Zhejiang.
Japan
Japan
Japan (country) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Japan
Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
North Korea
North Korea
North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Taiwan
Taiwan Island
Taiwan Island native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
200-900 m.


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This page was created on 19 JUN 2009 and was last updated on 24 JUN 2009.