Altingia chinensis

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Altingia chinensis Hance

Hamamelidaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: septicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: capituli

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Hamamelididae
Superordo:
Hamamelidanae
Ordo:
Hamamelidales

Altingia chinensis is a tree.

Naming

Altingia chinensis was already described and the name validly published by John George Champion. It was Henry Fletcher Hance, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1872 based on a prior description by Daniel Oliver.

Taxonomy

Altingia chinensis is a species in the genus Altingia which contains 11 species and belongs to the family of the Araucariaceae (Araucaria Family). The type species of the genus is Altingia excelsa.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 18 to 20 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Altingia chinensis is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate, serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Altingia chinensis produces flowers that are arranged in capituli from March to June.

In summer the trees carry septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Altingia chinensis is native to China.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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