Preferred Scientific Name
- Hovenia dulcis Thunb.
International Common Names
- English: japanese raisin
- French: hovénia à fruits doux
Local Common Names
- Germany: Quaffbirne; Rosinenbaum, Japanischer
- HOVDU (Hovenia dulcis)
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The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):
Scented tree (to 10 m tall), rarely a shrub; deciduous (sheds most of its leaves at the end of the growing season); branchlets smooth, brown-purple
China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Reason for Introduction
Edible food (fruit stalks only), medicine and ornament.
Roadsides, disturbed areas, forest gaps/edges and regenerating forests.
H. dulcis is a fast-growing annual tree species that has escaped cultivation and which is establishing populations in the wild, often to the detriment of biodiversity. In South America, it has invaded forest fragments in different successional stages, including forest edges.
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 25 Feb 2021
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
|China||Present||Present based on regional distribution.|
|Japan||Present||Present based on regional distribution.|
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