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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Atractylodes

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Atractylodes is a genus in the sunflower family.[2][3]

Medicinal uses[edit]

Some species, including Atractylodes lancea and A. macrocephala (Chinese: 白朮), are used in traditional Chinese medicine.


Atractylodes is native to eastern Asia.[1][4]

  1. Atractylodes amurensisKorea, Amur
  2. Atractylodes carlinoidesHubei
  3. Atractylodes japonica (Japanese: オケラ (植物) okera, Eastern ukera, ukira) – Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Primorye
  4. Atractylodes koreana – Korean atractylodes[5]Korea, Liaoning, Shandong
  5. Atractylodes lanceaJapan, Korea, Primorye, Myanmar, Vietnam, India
  6. Atractylodes macrocephala – China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India
  7. Atractylodes ovata – ovate-leaf atractylodes[5]Primorye, Amur, Khabarovsk, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Inner Mongolia
  8. Atractylodes rubra


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