Coriaria napalensis Wall.

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

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'Coriaria napalensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/coriaria/coriaria-napalensis/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

Genus

Glossary

entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
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
'Coriaria napalensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/coriaria/coriaria-napalensis/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

Naturally a deciduous shrub, with long spreading branches, but too tender to thrive well in the open air at Kew, where it is frequently cut to the ground during winter, and thus prevented from attaining anything like its natural size. Given the protection of glass it will grow 8 ft high. Leaves ovate or oblong, slightly heart-shaped, 3 or 4 in. long on the strong primary growths, much smaller on the branchlets, distinctly three-nerved, glabrous, entire. Flowers produced on year-old shoots in narrow, cylindrical racemes 112 in. long, greenish yellow, the petals becoming in the fruiting stage much thickened, pulpy, and black-purple.

Native of the Himalaya and the Shan Hills, Upper Burma.