Debregeasia orientalis

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Debregeasia orientalis
Urticaceae - Debregeasia orientalis.JPG
Female flowers of Debregeasia orientalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Debregeasia
Species: D. orientalis
Binomial name
Debregeasia orientalis
C. J. Chen
  • Debregeasia edulis Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Boehmeria janatsi-itsigo Sieb.
  • Debregeasia japonica (Miq.) Koidz.
  • Missiessya parvifolia Wedd.
  • Morocarpus edulis Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Morocarpus japonicus Miq.

Debregeasia orientalis, common name yanagi ichigo, is a large shrub belonging to the family Urticaceae.


Debregeasia orientalis can reach a height of 1–4 metres (3 ft 3 in–13 ft 1 in). Branchlets are dark reddish and slender. Leaves are dark green, alternate, oblong- to linear-lanceolate, with dark reddish petioles. Inflorescences show many globose glomerules, 3–5 mm in diameter. The fruits are edible and can be used to make wine.[1]


This species is native to Bhutan, north eastern India, Nepal, China, Taiwan and Japan. It prefers shaded, wet places in mountain valleys, at an elevation of 300–2,800 metres (980–9,190 ft) above sea level.[2]



  1. ^ Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994 Flora of China
  2. ^ GRIN Germplasm Resources Information Network
  • Chen, C.-C. 1991. A new species of Debregeasia (Urticaceae-Boehmerieae) from Asia and a new record of D. wallichiana for China. Novon 1:56–57.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993 –. Flora of Japan.

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