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Cornus officinalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: Cornus
Species: C. officinalis
Binomial name
Cornus officinalis
Torr. ex Dur.

Cornus officinalis is a species of dogwood known also as Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry.



In Korean it is known as sansuyu (산수유), in Chinese as shān zhū yú (山茱萸) and in Japanese as sanshuyu (サンシュユ).

Medicinal uses

It occurs in China, Japan and Korea where it is used as a food plant and as a medicinal plant.


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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Cornus officinalis


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
Ordo: Unassigned Asterids
Ordo: Cornales
Familia: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: C. subg. Cornus
Species: Cornus officinalis


Cornus officinalis Siebold & Zucc.


  • Fl. jap. 1:100, t. 50. 1839 ("1835")
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Asiatische Kornelkirsche
English: Japanese Cornel, Japanese Cornelian Cherry
日本語: サンシュユ
中文: 山茱萸
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