Pyrenaria diospyricarpa Kurz

Common name

Mandarin: 叶萼核果茶 (ye e he guo cha)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Rosales (89)

        Family: Theaceae (5) (family description)

          Genus: Pyrenaria (2)

           Epithet: diospyricarpa Kurz (1)

Synonyms: Pyrenaria brevisepala Hung T. Chang, Pyrenaria burmanica T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar , Pyrenaria cheliensis Hu, Pyrenaria garrettiana Craib, Pyrenaria yunnanensis Hu, Sinopyrenaria cheliensis (Hu) Hu, Sinopyrenaria garretiana (Craib) Hu, Sinopyrenaria yunnanensis (Hu) Hu, Stewartia longibracteata Hung T. Chang, Stewartia yunnanensis Hung T. Chang

brevisepala => short sepals

burmanica => of Burmese origin, from Myanmar

diospyricarpa => fruit as in the genera Diospyros

garretiana => in honor of H.B.G. Garrett, a British who served as a forest officer under the Royal Thai Government, collected in North Thailand between 1899-1959

garrettiana => in honor of H.B.G. Garrett, a British who served as a forest officer under the Royal Thai Government, collected in North Thailand between 1899-1959

longibracteata => with long bracts

yunnanensis => pertaining to Yunnan, a province of south-west China

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red, yellow, white

External links

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