Edgeworthia gardneri

(Wallich) Meisner

Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Bot. Ges. Regensburg 3: 280, plate 6. 1841.

Common names: Mitsumata paperbush Japanese paper plant
Basionym: Daphne gardneri Wallich Asiat. Res. 13: 388, plate 9. 1820
Synonyms: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindley E. papyrifera Siebold and Zuccarini
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 385.

Branches yellow-brown when young. Leaves: petiole 5–7 mm; blade 8–25 × 2–5 cm, membranous, base cuneate, apex usually acute, rarely obtuse, surfaces sericeous. Flowers fragrant; hypanthium curved, 10–18 mm, outer surface silvery-sericeous or villous; calyx yellow or white, lobes distinct, 2–5 mm; anthers oblong; pistil villous; style 2–4 mm. Drupes ellipsoid to ovoid, 6–8 mm, dry. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering spring (May–early Jun).
Habitat: Mesophytic forests
Elevation: 400–500 m


Introduced; Ga., Asia (China).


Edgeworthia chrysantha is cultivated and escapes to moist woods (W. H. Duncan, pers. comm.). The pith is a source of pulp for fine Japanese papers.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Edgeworthia gardneri"
Lorin I. Nevling Jr. +  and Kerry Barringer +
(Wallich) Meisner +
Daphne gardneri +
Mitsumata +, paperbush +  and Japanese paper plant +
Ga. +  and Asia (China). +
400–500 m +
Mesophytic forests +
Flowering spring (May–early Jun). +
Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Bot. Ges. Regensburg +
Illustrated +  and Introduced +
Edgeworthia chrysantha +  and E. papyrifera +
Edgeworthia gardneri +
Edgeworthia +
species +