Edgeworthia tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai

First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 33: 206 (1919)
This name is a synonym of Edgeworthia chrysantha

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (1999). Flora of Japan IIc: 1-328. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. [Cited as Edgeworthia chrysantha.]
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis). [Cited as Edgeworthia chrysantha.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Edgeworthia tomentosa.]

Kew Species Profiles

  • Clennett, C., Harvey, Y. & Pearman, G. (2002). Edgeworthia chrysantha. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 19: 19-27.
  • Desmond, R. (1994). Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists. Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Harvey, Y. (1992). Edgeworthia chrysantha. The Plantsman 14: 128¬132.
  • Hu Xiao-Jia, Jin Hui-Zi, Xu Wen-Zheng et al. (2008). Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Edgeworthia chrysantha and its effective chemical constituents. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 31: 1761-1765.
  • Iwamoto, A., Matsumara, Y., et al. (2005). Development and structure of trichotomous branching in Edgeworthia chrysantha (Thymelaeaceae). American Journal of Botany 92: 1350-1358.
  • Ohwi, J. (1984). Edgeworthia. Flora of Japan. Pp. 644-645. Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • The Plant List (2010). Edgeworthia chrysantha.

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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