Cleyera

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

Recommended citation
'Cleyera' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cleyera/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Theaceae

Glossary

bisexual
See hermaphrodite.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Cleyera' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cleyera/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

The genus Cleyera, named in honour of Dr Cleyer, a Dutch botanist, is a small genus of evergreen trees and shrubs from E. Asia. The calyx is five-parted, and there are five petals with numerous stamens slightly attached. The genus is nearly allied to Eurya, but differs in having chiefly bisexual flowers, those of Eurya being unisexual and found on different trees.