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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Piperales (13)

        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


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb, shrub

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