Poliothyrsis

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

Recommended citation
'Poliothyrsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/poliothyrsis/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

Family

  • Flacourtiaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

bisexual
See hermaphrodite.
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
'Poliothyrsis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/poliothyrsis/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

A genus of a single species in China, allied to Carriera, which, however, has bisexual flowers, whereas in Poliothyrsis they are unisexual, though both sexes on the same plant. Idesia is another ally, but that has fleshy fruits.

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

The largest known specimen of P. sinensis grows at Caerhays, Cornwall, and measured 49 × 334 ft in 1971. But it has attained 35 × 3 ft (1984) at Burford Lodge, Dorking, Surrey, where it was probably planted by Sir William Lawrence, son of Sir Trevor Lawrence, who was President of the Royal Horticultural Society from 1885 until his death in 1913.

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