1. Family: Cupressaceae Gray
    1. Genus: Cryptomeria D.Don
      1. Cryptomeria japonica (Thunb. ex L.f.) D.Don

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. Japan.

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Cryptomeria japonica is rated as Near Threatened (NT) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -2.29, which places it in position 508 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 25.26, ranked 46. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Japan

    Introduced into:

    Azores, China South-Central, China Southeast, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Mauritius, New Zealand North, Réunion

    Cryptomeria japonica (Thunb. ex L.f.) D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2000 Wilson, E.H. [3008], China K000087927
    Nov 1, 2000 Wilson, E.H. [4077], China K000087931
    Nov 1, 1998 Wilson, E.H. [7627], Japan K000087941
    Nov 1, 1998 Wilson, E.H. [6011], Japan K000087942
    Nov 1, 1998 Rock, J.F. [12001], China K000087937
    Nov 1, 1998 Tso, C.L. [1495], China K000087948
    Nov 1, 1998 Tso, C.L. [1233], China K000087949
    Nov 1, 1998 Hotta, M. [11754], Japan K000087939
    Nov 1, 1998 Ching, R.C. [3326], China K000087929
    Nov 1, 1998 Faber, E. [990], Sichuan K001090480
    Nov 1, 1998 Meyer, F.N. [1597], China K000087933
    Nov 1, 1998 Tsiang, Y. [8850], China K000087934
    Nov 1, 1998 Maximowicz, C.J. [s.n.], Japan K000087943
    Nov 1, 1998 Cheng, W.C. [105], China K000087925
    Nov 1, 1998 Fortune, R. [16], Jiangsu K000087946 lectotype
    Nov 1, 1998 Fortune, R. [s.n.], China K000087928
    Nov 1, 1998 Fortune, R. [16], China K001090478 isolectotype
    Nov 1, 1998 Mobbs, R.H. [s.n.], China K000087926
    Nov 1, 1998 Law, Y.W. [833], China K000087932
    Nov 1, 1998 Silvestri, C. [105], China K000087930
    Nov 1, 1998 Maire, E.E. [62], China K000087936
    Nov 1, 1998 Maire, E.E. [2459], China K000087935
    Nov 1, 1998 Takahashi, M. [s.n.], Japan K000087938
    Nov 1, 1998 Takahashi, M. [230], Japan K000087940
    Nov 1, 1998 Chow, K.S. [80268], China K000087947
    Nov 1, 1998 Faurie, U.J. [Père] [135], Japan K000087944
    Nov 1, 1998 Home, J.E. [s.n.], Zhejiang K000087945
    Nov 1, 1998 Siebold, P.F. von [s.n.], Japan K001090479
    22356.000
    73143.000
    73137.000
    73138.000
    73139.000
    73141.000
    73144.000
    Farjon, A. 73136.000
    Farjon, A., United Kingdom 73140.000
    Farjon, A. 73142.000

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 18: 167 (1839)

    Accepted by

    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1997). Flore des Mascareignes 27-30bis: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1997). Flore des Mascareignes 27-30bis: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
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