Nandina Thunb.

Latinised form of the Japanese name.

Evergreen shrub with an upright habit.Widely grown in Japan but probably native to China.

Seed (cuttings are slow).

In Japan the plant is used as a home and church decoration in winter.

Compound leaves each with more than 60 spineless leaflets; flowers white; anthers opening along their length.

1 genus with 1 species from SE Asia.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Berberidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Ranunculanae
order      Ranunculales
family       Berberidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Nandina domestica Thunb.