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Japanese Beautyberry
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: C. japonica
Binomial name
Callicarpa japonica

Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) is a tree with purple berry fruits. The flowers can range from pink to white. And, this species is native to Japan. They are cultivated as ornamental trees. Moreover, they are popularly grown in gardens and parks.

Medicinal uses

The berries are not edible for human being. But, the berries provide food for birds and deer. The leaves can be used to make herbal tea.


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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Callicarpa japonica


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Verbenaceae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: Callicarpa japonica
Varieties: C. japonica var. angustata - C. japonica var. japonica - C. japonica var. luxurians


Callicarpa japonica Thunb.


  • J. A. Murray, Syst. veg. ed. 14:153. 1784 May-Jun (Fl. jap. 60. 1784 Aug)
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
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