Sorting Nandina names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Nandina domestica Thunb. (GRIN,Wang)

CHINESE : Nan tian zhu.

ENGLISH : Sacred bamboo, Heavenly bamboo, Common nandina, Nandina.

FRENCH : Bambou sacré de Chine, Nandine commune.

GERMAN : Gartennandine.

HINDI : xxx.

ITALIAN : Bambù sacro cinese, Nandina.

JAPANESE : Nanten.

KOREAN : Nam cheon.

RUSSIAN : Nandina domashnaya.


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: nandina (09 January 2001).

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.



This grass is not commonly thought of as a bamboos because it belongs to a different botanical family : Berberidaceae or Nandinaceae. Most "real bamboos" belong to : Poaceae or Gramineae (names are linked to the USDA lists of species within those families).


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