Petasites japonicus

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Petasites japonicus


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Tussilagininae
Genus: Petasites
Species: Petasites japonicus
Subspecies: P. j. subsp. giganteus – P. j. subsp. japonicus



Petasites japonicus (Siebold) & Zucc.) Maxim., 1866


  • Homotypic
    • Nardosmia japonica Siebold & Zucc. in Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(3): 181 (1846)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeas
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan, Korea, Kuril Is., Nansei-shoto, Sakhalin
    • Introduced into:
      • Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Vietnam

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

Deutsch: Asiatische Pestwurz
English: Giant butterbur
suomi: Japaninruttojuuri
français: Pétasite du Japon
日本語: フキ
Nederlands: Japans hoefblad
norsk nynorsk: Japanpestrot
norsk: Japanpestrot
polski: Lepiężnik japoński
русский: Белокопытник японский
中文: 款冬花
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