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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


  1. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1838. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 7(1): 48
  3. ^ Tropicos, Atractylodes DC.
  4. ^ Flora of China Vol. 20-21 Page 39 苍术属 cang shu shu Atractylodes Candolle
  5. ^ a b English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 370. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.

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