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Plant Species of the genus Alangium

Information about this genus
Name: Alangium
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: The deciduous species are frost hardy to varying degrees and like much the same conditions as the smaller maples (Acer). The evergreen species are rainforest plants and enjoy moist, sheltered, frost-free locations. Propagate from seed, sown fresh after removing the fruit flesh.
Description: This genus consists of about 20 species of small to large trees, shrubs and even a few climbers, ranging from Japan and China through Southeast Asia to eastern Australia and Fiji, with an outlying occurrence in tropical Africa. It belongs in a plant family of its own, though allied to the dogwood and tupelo families. Most Alangium species are evergreen but a few East Asian species are deciduous, with foliage coloring in autumn. Leaves are arranged spirally on slender twigs and strongly veined, while the rather inconspicuous white flowers have narrow recurving petals and hang in small clusters from the leaf axils. The fruits are small, olive-shaped drupes.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Alangium chinense 9-12
Alangium platanifolium 8-10
Alangium villosum 9-12

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