Helwingia

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

Recommended citation
'Helwingia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/helwingia/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

Family

  • Araliaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Helwingia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/helwingia/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

A genus of probably only three species of deciduous shrubs ranging from the E. Himalaya to Japan and Formosa. It is in certain respects intermediate between the Araliaceae and Cornaceae and by some botanists is separated as a distinct monotypic family – the Helwingiaceae.

The genus was named in honour of G. A. Helwing (1666-1748), author of works on the botany of Prussia.

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