Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Buxus microphylla
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
The species was first described from Japanese cultivated plants of an unknown origin; these are dwarf shrubs that only grow to a height of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in), possessing small leaves less than 18 millimetres (0.71 in) long. Wild box plants in Japan differ somewhat, growing to be 2–3 m tall with leaves up to 25 mm long; they are sometimes distinguished as Buxus microphylla var. japonica (Muell.-Arg.) Rehder & Wilson (syn. B. japonica Muell.-Arg.).
Plants from Taiwan are distinguished as Buxus microphylla var. tarokoensis S.Y.Lu & Y.P.Yang.
Buxus microphylla var. compacta (Kingsville Dwarf Boxwood) and similar cultivars are frequently used for bonsai.
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla Retrieved September 26, 2007.
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- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla var. tarokoensis Retrieved September 26, 2007.
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla var. sinica Retrieved September 26, 2007.
- Plants For A Future: Buxus microphylla Retrieved September 26, 2007.
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