Sycopsis

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

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'Sycopsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sycopsis/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Family

  • Hamamelidaceae

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).
hermaphrodite
Having both male and female parts in a single flower; bisexual.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
intergeneric
(of hybrids) Formed by fertilisation between species of different genera.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Sycopsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sycopsis/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A genus of about seven species of evergreen shrubs or trees, ranging from N.E. India to China and Malaysia. It is the only evergreen genus of the Hamamelis family represented in British gardens except for Distylium. The flowers lack petals and are either male or hermaphrodite, both types sometimes occurring in the same cluster. The hermaphrodite flowers are strongly protandrous, i.e., the stamens develop before the ovary and are shed before it reaches its full size. For a discussion of the flowers of this genus and the related Distylium, see Journ. Arn. Arb., Vol. 51 (1970), pp. 316-24 and 324-37.

An intergeneric hybrid between Sycopsis and Parrotia has been raised in Switzerland and was named × Sycoparrotia semidecidua by Endress and Anliker in 1968.