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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Betulaceae
Subfamilia: Coryloideae
Genus: Ostrya
Species: Ostrya japonica

Ostrya japonica Sarg., Gard. & Forest 5: 282 (1893).

Ostrya ostrya var. japonica (Sarg.) C.K.Schneid., Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1: 142 (1904), not validly publ.
Ostrya virginica var. japonica Maxim. ex Sarg., Gard. & Forest 6: 383 (1893), not validly publ.
Ostrya liana Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 11: 49 (1930).
Ostrya japonica var. homochaeta Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 47: 433 (1933).

Native distribution areas:

China North-Central.
Eastern Asia
Japan, Korea.

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

Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan. 1067 pp. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. BHL Reference page.
Li, P.C. & Skvortsov, A.K. 1999. Ostrya japonica. Pp. 300 in Wu, Zh.Y. & Raven, P.H. (eds.), Flora of China. Volume 4: Cycadaceae through Fagaceae. Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, ISBN 0-915279-70-3. efloras PDF Reference page.
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.
Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. 2014. Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF). 563 p. Seoul: T.B. Lee Herbarium. PDF Reference page.


Shaw, K., Roy , S. & Wilson, B. 2014. Ostrya japonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014. IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T194644A2355305.en.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Ostrya japonica in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 March 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Ostrya japonica. Published online. Accessed: 12 March 2021.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Japanische Hopfenbuche
English: Japanese Hop-hornbeam
Nederlands: Japanse hopbeuk
Türkçe: Japon kayacığı
中文: 铁木

Ostrya japonica, known as East Asian hophornbeam,[1] or Japanese hop-hornbeam, is a species of tree in the Betulaceae family growing to 25 m tall. It is native to Japan, Korea and China. In China, it occurs in temperate forests of southern Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, and Shaanxi provinces at altitudes between 1,000–2,800 metres (3,300–9,200 ft).[2] In Japan it is known as Asada (浅田).


English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 556. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service.

eFloras. "Ostrya japonica". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 12 April 2012.

Further reading

Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan, 1984. ISBN 978-0-87474-708-9
Woody Plants of Japan, Vol. 1, 2000. ISBN 4-635-07003-4

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