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Callicarpa cathayana

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Callicarpoideae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: Callicarpa cathayana

Callicarpa cathayana C.H.Chang, 1951
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Southeastern Asia
China South-Central, China Southeast

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

Chang, C.H., 1951. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica. [Chih su fen lei hsüeh pao.]. Beijing 1(1):305. 1951

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Callicarpa cathayana in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Apr 10. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Callicarpa cathayana. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Apr 10. Reference page. 2022. Callicarpa cathayana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Apr 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Callicarpa cathayana. Published online. Accessed: Apr 10 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Callicarpa cathayana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2022 Apr 10.

Vernacular names

Callicarpa cathayana is a species of beautyberry. It is grown in gardens and parks as an ornamental plant for its decorative pink flowers and berries. The purple berries are a drupe. They are not edible for humans. Birds eat the berries and disperse the seeds. The species are endangered in the wild. Callicarpa cathayana is native to China.

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