Fraxinus commemoralis Koidz.
Fraxinus inopinata Lingelsh.
Fraxinus longicuspis hortensis Lingelsh.
Fraxinus longicuspis sambucina (Blume) Lingelsh.
Fraxinus mandshurica shiojii Kudô
Fraxinus nipponica Koidz.
Fraxinus sambucina (Blume) Koidz.
Fraxinus shikokiana Sugim.
Fraxinus sieboldiana sambucina Blume
Fraxinus spaethiana Lingelsh.
Fraxinus verecunda Koidz.
Fraxinus platypoda is a deciduous tree that usually grows up to 28 metres tall but can reach 40 metres in Japanl. The bole can be up to 150cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Fraxinus platypoda is a widespread species. Within Japan it is threatened by habitat conversion to Japanese cedar plantations, causing some subpopulations to decline in size. Within China no threats to the species are reported. The species is not threatened across its range and it remains widespread in Japan despite the risk it faces. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
E. Asia - central China, central and southern Japan
Often dominant in mixed woods on slopes or in valleys; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,800 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Fraxinus platypoda is a very cold-hardy plant, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -25°c when fully dormant
A very shade-tolerant tree[
]. Plants, including seedlings, are very tolerant of seasonally inundated soils[
Fraxinus species in general are gross feeders with an extensive, fibrous root system, which makes transplanting easy, but means that other species will often not grow well if planted nearby, especially if they are shallow rooted[
The wood can be used for making furniture and dinner sets[