Nandina

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

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'Nandina' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/nandina/). Accessed 2019-12-15.

Family

  • Berberidaceae

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
'Nandina' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/nandina/). Accessed 2019-12-15.

A genus of a single species in E. Asia. Although usually placed in the Berberidaceae, it is considered by some botanists to be sufficiently distinct and taxonomically isolated to rank as a separate family – the Nandinaceae – differing from the Berberidaceae in having flowers with numerous spirally arranged sepals and anthers opening by longitudinal slits.

The Japanese name for this species is ‘Nanten’ – hence Nandina.

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