Fragaria nipponica

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Fragaria nipponica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Fragaria
F. nipponica
Binomial name
Fragaria nipponica

Fragaria nipponica is a species of wild strawberry native to the western side of the Japanese island of Honshū, with a variety Fragaria nipponica var. yakusimensis on Yakushima. Some botanists treat it as a synonym of Fragaria yezoensis.[1][2][3]

All strawberries have a base haploid count of 7 chromosomes. Fragaria nipponica is diploid, having 2 pairs of these chromosomes for a total of 14 chromosomes. [1][2][3]

Fragaria nipponica, particularly var. yakusimensis, is cultivated in Japan for its edible fruit.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Oda, Y. 2002. Photosynthetic characteristics and geographical distribution of diploid Fragaria species native in Japan. Acta Hort. 567: 381-384. Abstract.
  2. ^ a b c Hummer, K.E., Sabitov, A., & Davis, T. 2005. Iturup and Sakhalin Island strawberries. Hortscience 40(4): 1127. Abstract.
  3. ^ a b c "Fragaria nipponica". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2 January 2018.