Platycarya strobilacea Sieb. & Zucc.
Fortunaea chinensis Lindl. - Petrophiloides strobilacea (Sieb. & Zucc.) Reid & Chandler
Platycarya strobilacea (21309 Bytes)
A small tree with pinnate leaves composed of seven to fifteen sessile, lanceolate toothed leaflets. Monoecious flowers. Female flowers in erect, green, cone-like clusters in June or July. Fruit is a cone like catkin, ovoid to oblong, 3-5 cm long, about 3 cm wide, dark brown when ripe, covered by scales protecting the seeds.

Home: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Other views: Fruit, Twig with fruits

Cultivated: Germany and France

Author: Rainer Oberle and Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Platycarya strobilacea by Plants for a future database

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