Sinofranchetia

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

Recommended citation
'Sinofranchetia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sinofranchetia/). Accessed 2022-05-24.

Family

  • Lardizabalaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
trifoliolate
With three leaflets.
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
'Sinofranchetia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sinofranchetia/). Accessed 2022-05-24.

A genus of a single species, allied to Holboellia and Stauntonia, but with consistently trifoliolate leaves (in the other two genera the leaflets are normally more than three in each leaf). The flowers are unisexual, smaller than in Holboellia and Stauntonia. Carpels three, each developing into a many-seeded berry. See also Sargentodoxa.

The genus was named in memory of Adrien René Franchet, once attached to the Paris Museum of Natural History, and one of the most capable botanists who ever worked at the Chinese flora. He died 14th February 1900.