Nyssa yunnanensis

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Nyssa yunnanensis
Nyssa yunnanensis - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC03165.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Nyssaceae
Genus: Nyssa
Species: N. yunnanensis
Binomial name
Nyssa yunnanensis
W.C. Yin

Nyssa yunnanensis is a species of tree in the Nyssa genus. It is a dioecious tree (meaning that it has distinct male and female individual organisms) reaching 25–30 m (82–98 ft) in height. This flowering canopy tree inhabits mountainous tropical bogs and marshes.[2]

Because of habitat loss and logging, this species is critically endangered.[1] It now exists only in the vicinity of Xishuangbanna, which is located in Jinghong County, Yunnan Province, China.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Sun, W. (1998). "Nyssa yunnanensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T32431A9706439. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T32431A9706439.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Sun, Bao-Ling et al. "Cryptic Dioecy in Nyssa Yunnanensis (Nyssaceae), A Critically Endangered Species from Tropical Eastern Asia", Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Vol. 96, pp. 672-684 (December 2009).
  3. ^ Haining Qin & Chamlong Phengklai. "Nyssa yunnanensis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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