Alangium kurzii

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Alangium kurzii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Alangium
Species: A. kurzii
Binomial name
Alangium kurzii

Alangium kurzii is a tree in the family Cornaceae. It is named for the German naturalist Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz.[2]


Alangium kurzii grows up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 20 centimetres (8 in). The smooth bark is dark grey. The flowers are pale greenish to creamy yellow. The ellipsoid fruits measure up to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Alangium kurzii grows naturally from China to western Malesia.[2][3] Its habitat is lowland to submontane forests from sea-level to 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) altitude.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Alangium kurzii Craib". The Plant List. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Berhaman, A. (1995). "Alangium kurzii Craib" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 10,12. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alangium kurzii". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 3 April 2014.