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G chinensis Baill

A tree up to 40 ft high, with leaves 1 to 3 ft long, each of the pinnae consisting of twenty to twenty-four oblong leaflets, {3/4} to 1{1/2} in. long, silky beneath. Flowers lilac-purple, both perfect and unisexual, borne on the same tree, in downy racemes. Pods 4 in. long, 1{1/2} in. wide. Native of China, and said by Henry to be rather rare. Introduced to Kew in 1888, but not hardy there.

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