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Common name

Mandarin: 毛果算盘子 (mao guo suan pan zi)


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Phyllanthaceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Phyllanthus (6)

            Epithet: eriocarpus Müll.Arg. (1)

Synonyms: Diasperus anamiticus Kuntze, Diasperus eriocarpus (Champ. ex Benth.) Kuntze, Glochidion anamiticum Kuntze, Glochidion annamense Beille, Glochidion eriocarpum Champ., Glochidion esquirolii H.Lév.

eriocarpum => woolly fruits

esquirolii => in honor of Joseph Henri Esquirol (1870-1934), French missionary, linguist and plant collector in Yunnan, P.R. China


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree, arborescent

External links

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