Euonymus pendulus

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Euonymus pendulus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Euonymus
Species: E. pendulus
Binomial name
Euonymus pendulus
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Euonymus pendulus (syn. E. lucidus D.Don) is a species of Euonymus native to the Himalaya region, from Pakistan east to northern Assam.[1][2][3]

It is an evergreen shrub or small tree, which grows to be 6–10 m tall with a dense, spreading crown and corky grey bark. The leaves are glossy green and often bronze-red when newly opened. They are lanceolate to narrow ovate, 5–12 cm long and 2–3 cm broad, with a serrated margin. The flowers are small, with four white petals approximately 4 mm long. The fruit produced by the plant are three or four-lobed berry-like capsules which are 15 mm broad. Each contains three or four seeds surrounded by fleshy orange-red arils.[1][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flora of Pakistan: Euonymus pendulus
  2. ^ Nepal Checklist: Euonymus pendulus
  3. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Euonymus pendulus
  4. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  5. ^ Plants for a Future: Euonymus lucidus