Chloranthus elatior Link

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Piperales (12)

        Family: Chloranthaceae (1) (family description)

          Genus: Chloranthus (1)

           Epithet: elatior Link (3)

Synonyms: Chloranthus elatior R.Br., Chloranthus erectus (Buch.-Ham.) Sweet ex Wall., Chloranthus erectus (Buch.-Ham.) Verdc., Chloranthus officinalis Blume, Chloranthus salicifolius C.Presl, Chloranthus sumatranus Miq., Cryphaea erecta Buch.-Ham.

elatior => higher, very lofty

erecta => upright, perpendicular

erectus => upright, perpendicular

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

salicifolius => having leaves like Salix (Willow)

sumatranus => from Sumatra, Indonesia

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb, shrub

External links

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