Mallotus japonicus

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Mallotus japonicus


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Acalyphoideae
Tribus: Acalypheae
Genus: Mallotus
Species: Mallotus japonicus



Mallotus japonicus (Thunb.) Mull.Arg., 1865


  • Basionym
    • Croton japonicus L.f., Suppl. Pl.: 422 (1782).
  • Homotypic
    • Rottlera japonica (L.f.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 878 (1826).
  • Heterotypic
    • Mallotus oreophilus var. ochraceoalbidus Müll.Arg., Linnaea 34: 188 (1865).
    • Mallotus nepalensis var. ochraceoalbidus (Müll.Arg.) Pax in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, VII: 166 (1914).
    • Mallotus japonicus var. angustatus Koidz., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 40 (1936).
    • Mallotus japonicus var. ochraceoalbidus (Müll.Arg.) S.M.Hwang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 23: 298 (1985).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central; China Southeast
    • Regional: Southeastern Asie
      • Japan; Korea; Nansei-shoto; Taiwan

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



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