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Wikstroemia uva-ursi with unripe fruit
Wikstroemia gemmata

Gampi or Ganpi[1] are a group of Japanese shrubs, members of the genus Wikstroemia, some of which have been used for making paper since the 8th century.[2] It is used to make the high quality washi paper, as are kōzo and mitsumata trees.[3]

Various sources have identified Gampi or Ganpi as:


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Travis (2007-08-20). "Gampi". Oriental papermaking fibres. University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The Centre for Cultural Materials Preservation. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ Salter, Rebecca (2001). Japanese woodblock printing. University of Hawaii Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-8248-2553-9.
  3. ^ "Washi - Japanese paper". InfomapJapan. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "M.M.P.N.D. - Sorting Wikstroemia names". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Gampi" (PDF). Untitled pdf document. Cornell University Library: Department of Preservation and Maintenance. Retrieved 9 July 2012. Wikstroemia misspelled as Wikstreomia and Diplomorpha sikokiana misspelled as Diplomorphs in this source
  6. ^ Uncited statement in Wikipedia article on Rice paper
  7. ^ a b Flora of Japan Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Wikstroemia sikokiana - Franch.&Sav". Plants for a Future. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Wikstroemia trichotoma (Thunb.) Makino". Retrieved 22 April 2018.