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Common name

English: Beauty berry

German: Chinesische Schönfrucht

Mandarin: 紫珠


Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2492)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2107)

      Order: Lamiales (171)

        Family: Verbenaceae (13)(family description)

          Genus: Callicarpa (1)

            Epithet: bodinieri H.Lév. (1)

Synonyms: Callicarpa feddei H.Lév., Callicarpa giraldiana Hesse, Callicarpa glandulosa H.R.Fletcher, Callicarpa seguinii H.Lév., Callicarpa tonkinensis Dop, Callicarpa tsiangii Moldenke

bodinieri => in honor of French botanist and missonary Emile Marie Bodinier (1842-1901) working in China

giraldiana => in honor of Giuseppe Giraldi (1848-1901), Italian missionary in Shensi, China

glandulosa => full of glands, glandular

tonkinensis => from the area of the Gulf of Tonkin, Northeastern Vietnam


Climate: tropical

Flower colour: pink

External links

Check for Callicarpa bodinieri at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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