Lindera praecox (Sieb. & Zucc.) Blume

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lindera praecox' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lindera/lindera-praecox/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Genus

Synonyms

  • Benzoin praecox Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Parabenzoin praecox (Sieb. & Zucc.) Nakai

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lindera praecox' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lindera/lindera-praecox/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

A deciduous shrub or bushy tree 15 to 25 ft high, young shoots shining dark brown, not downy, but prominently warted. Leaves thin, ovate or oval, occasionally rotund, 1 to 312 in. long, 12 to 112 in. wide, taper-pointed or blunt at the apex, dark green above, pale and glaucous beneath, usually glabrous, pinnately-veined; stalk 14 to 34 in. long. Flowers small, greenish yellow, pro­duced in March and April in small short-stalked umbels about 12 in. in diameter. Fruits dry, 34 in. in diameter, reddish brown, marked with numerous pale dots. Bot. Mag., n.s., t.791.

Native of Japan and Korea. This lindera is fairly hardy at Kew, but only flowers well on a wall. It forms its umbels usually in pairs or threes during the summer; in the leaf-axils they remain through autumn and winter as little round knobs, bursting in the first warm days of spring. The leaves die off yellow.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

This species is figured in Bot. Mag., n.s., t.791. There are three old plants at Kew, received from the Yokohama Nurseries in 1906.

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