Hydrangea alternifolia

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Hydrangea alternifolia


Taxonavigation: Cornales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Cornales

Familia: Hydrangeaceae
Subfamilia: Hydrangeoideae
Tribus: Hydrangeeae
Genus: Hydrangea
Sectio: H. sect. Cardiandra
Species: Hydrangea alternifolia



Hydrangea alternifolia Siebold, 1829


  • Homotypic
    • Cardiandra alternifolia (Siebold) Siebold & Zucc., Fl. Jap. 121 (1835)
  • Heterotypic
    • Cardiandra alternifolia f. mirabilis (Takeda) Sugim. ex H.Ohba, J. Jap. Bot., 60(6): 167 (1985)
    • Cardiandra alternifolia var. mirabilis Takeda
    • Cardiandra alternifolia f. multiplex Hayashi, J. Geobot., 22(1): 4 (1974)
    • Cardiandra oppositifolia Honda, Bot. Mag., Tokyo, 44: 318 (1930)
    • Cardiandra alternifolia var. hakonensis Ohba, Fl. Japan 2b: 95 (2001)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Not accepted by:
    • Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.-J. & Ohba, H. (2014). Siebold and Zuccarini's type specimens and original materials from Japan, part 5. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 4 The Journal of Japanese Botany 89: 279-330. [Cited as Cardiandra alternifolia.]
  • De Smet, Y., Granados Mendoza, C., Wanke, S., Goetghebeur, P. & Samain, M.-S. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and a new (infra)generic classification to alleviate polyphyly in tribe Hydrangeeae (Cornales: Hydrangeaceae). Taxon 64(4): 741–753. DOI: 10.12705/644.6 Open access PDF Reference page

Vernacular names

日本語: オオクサアジサイ
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