Synonyms for alangium or Related words with alangium
Examples of "alangium"
The name "
" is a Latinization, derived from the Malayalam name "Alangi", which, in Kerala, refers to "
In 2011, a Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences showed that "
" is sister to "Cornus". Since 1939, "
" has been divided into four sections: Conostigma, Rhytidandra, Marlea, and
. Some authors have raised Marlea and Rhytidandra to generic rank. The intergeneric classification of "
" will require a few changes.
is a small genus of flowering plants. The genus is included either in a broad view of the dogwood family Cornaceae, or as the sole member of its own family Alangiaceae. "
" has about 40 species, but some of the species boundaries are not entirely clear. The type species for "
" is "
decapetalum", which is now treated as a subspecies of "
salviifolium". All of the species are shrubs or small trees, except the liana "
kwangsiense". "A. chinense, A. platanifolium", and "A. salviifolium" are known in cultivation.
Most of the species are native to tropical and subtropical regions of east and southeast Asia. Five of the species extend well outside of this area. "
platanifolium" extends from east Asia into Russia. "
chinense" (sensu lato) extends from southeast Asia to Africa. "
salviifolium" is the most widespread species, ranging from Africa to Australia, Fiji, and New Caledonia. "
villosum" occurs from southeast Asia to Australia and the western Pacific Islands. "
grisolleoides" is endemic to Madagascar and gives the genus a disjunct distribution.
There is only one genus, "
", with seventeen species.
The wood, fruit, and pollen of "
" are distinctive. Fossils of "
" have been recognized from the early Eocene of England and the middle Eocene of western North America. In former times, "
" was far more widespread than it is today.
The larvae are gregarious and specialist herbivores on "
The name "
" is Latinized from the Malayalam name Alangi, which, in Kerala, refers to "
salviifolium". It was named in 1783 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in his Encyclopédie Méthodique
One species, "
chinense" (), is considered one of the fifty fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.
havilandii" is endemic to Borneo. Its habitat is lowland peat swamp forest.
Flora: "Barringtonia acutangula", "Acacia nilotica," and "
salviflorum" trees and dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests.
circulare" grows as a tree up to tall. The smooth bark is grey-brown. The inflorescence is greyish pubescent.
chinense is a species of flowering plant in the Cornaceae family. It has the Chinese name ().
longiflorum is a tree in the dogwood family Cornaceae. The specific epithet "" is from the Latin meaning "long flowers".
longiflorum" grows naturally in Borneo and the Philippines. Its habitat is forests from sea-level to altitude.
nobile" grows naturally in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. Its habitat is forests from sea-level to altitude.
rotundifolium" grows naturally in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Java and Borneo. Its habitat is forests from to altitude.
circulare" is endemic to Borneo where it is confined to Sarawak. Its habitat is "kerangas" forest.
kurzii is a tree in the family Alangiaceae. It is named for the German naturalist Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz.
rotundifolium is a tree in the family Alangiaceae. The specific epithet "" is from the Latin meaning "rounded leaves".
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