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Paulownia x taiwaniana (Taiwan Paulownia)

  • J.-C. Yang
  • C.-K. Ho
  • Z.-Z. Chen
  • S.-H. Chang
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 35)


The genus Paulownia is one of the few arborescent genera in the family Scrophulariaceae. It is indigenous to temperate zones of eastern Asia (Hu 1959; Chinese Academy of Forestry 1986). Hu (1959) grouped Paulownia into three sections with six species: Paulownia [type species P. tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.], Fortunei [type species P. fortunei (Seem.) Hemsley], and Kawakamii (type species P. kawakamii Ito, 1986). Later, systematic survey of Paulownia by the Chinese Academy of Forestry classified the genus into nine species. As P. x taiwaniana proved to be a hybrid between P. fortunei and P. kawakamii (Lin and Wang 1991; Finkeldey 1992; Wang et al. 1992), the number of species of this genus should be corrected to eight. Xiong and Chen (1992) reclassified the genus into 12 species under 3 sections, viz. Fortnuei, Paulownia, and Catalpifolia by using numerical taxonomy. The section Kawakami was grouped into the section Fortunei.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-C. Yang
    • 1
  • C.-K. Ho
    • 1
  • Z.-Z. Chen
    • 1
  • S.-H. Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Taiwan Forestry Research InstituteTaipeiTaiwanRepublic of China

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