Securinega suffruticosa (Pall.) Rehd.

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

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'Securinega suffruticosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/securinega/securinega-suffruticosa/). Accessed 2022-05-28.

Synonyms

  • Pharnaceum suffruticosum Pall.
  • S. ramiflora (Ait.) Muell.-Arg.
  • Xylophylla ramiflora Ait.

Other taxa in genus

    Glossary

    adherent
    In close contact with a different part but not fused to it.
    alternate
    Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
    apex
    (pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
    calyx
    (pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
    glaucous
    Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
    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
    'Securinega suffruticosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/securinega/securinega-suffruticosa/). Accessed 2022-05-28.

    A deciduous shrub, 3 to 5 ft high, with erect stems and long, graceful, slender, horizontal branches, all the parts devoid of down. Leaves alternate, oval, or slightly obovate, 34 to 2 in. long, 13 to 1 in. wide, mostly blunt or rounded at the apex, margin minutely undulated; dull green above, pale, rather glaucous beneath; stalk 18 in. long. Plants unisexual; flowers greenish yellow, very small (110 in. across), produced during August and September in the leaf-axils of the current year’s growth. The male flowers are densely packed a dozen or more together, opening successively; each flower on a stalk 110 in. long; sepals and stamens five. The longer-stalked female flowers are borne singly in the leaf-axils. The seed-vessel, borne on a stalk 14 to 12 in. long, is about the size of a peppercorn, three-celled, the calyx adherent at the base.

    Native of N.E. Asia, including China, Manchuria, and Siberia; introduced from the last named in 1783. It flowers very freely, but has little to recommend it except its graceful habit.