EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/018

New data on Humulus japonicus in the EPPO region

Humulus japonicus (= H. scandens) (Cannabaceae - EPPO Alert List) has for the first time been found in Serbia (Savic et al., 2008). Additionally, studies have shown that the pollen of H. japonicus is allergenic, and this species has been known as one of the important causes of pollen allergy in Korea and China (Park et al., 1999).


Park J W, Ko S H, Kim C W, Jeoung B J ; Hong C S (1999) Identification and characterization of the major allergen of the Humulus japonicus pollen - Clinical and Experimental Allergy 29, 1080-1086.
Savic D, Anackov G ; Boza P (2008) New chorological data for flora of the Pannonian region of Serbia - Central European Journal of Biology 3, 461-470.