Loropetalum

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

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

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  • Hamamelidaceae

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

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

A genus of a single species in E. Asia resembling Hamamelis in its narrow, strap-shaped petals and four-parted flowers, but amply distinguished by its evergreen nature and white flowers. There may be two species in this genus if L. lanceum Hand.-Mazz., described from a single fruiting specimen, belongs to Loropetalum and is distinct from L. chinense. A third species – L. subcordatum (Benth.) Oliver – is now regarded as genetically distinct and takes the name originally given to it by Bentham, namely Tetrathjrium subcordatum. It is a native of Hong Kong and has never been introduced to cultivation.

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