Fortunearia

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

Recommended citation
'Fortunearia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/fortunearia/). Accessed 2020-09-23.

Family

  • Hamamelidaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Fortunearia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/fortunearia/). Accessed 2020-09-23.

A monotypic genus, named in honour of Robert Fortune, the famous plant collector. From other hardy genera of the Hamamelidaceae it is distinguished by the following combination of characters: leaves deciduous, pinnately-veined; petals very short and narrow but longer than the sepals; fruit a two-valved, two-seeded capsule. The allied Sinowilsonia, another monotypic genus from China, is distinguished from Fortunearia by its apetalous flowers.

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