Platycarya

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Platycarya
Platycarya strobilacea1.jpg
Autumn foliage and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Juglandaceae
Tribe: Platycaryeae
Genus: Platycarya
Siebold & Zucc.
Species: P. strobilacea
Binomial name
Platycarya strobilacea
Siebold & Zucc.

Platycarya is a genus of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae, usually treated as comprising a single species Platycarya strobilacea, though one to two additional species are accepted by some authors. It is native to eastern Asia in China, Korea, and Japan.[1][2]

Platycarya strobilacea

It is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are usually pinnate, 15–30 cm long with 7–15 leaflets (rarely simple, or with up to 23 leaflets), the terminal leaflet present; the leaflets are 3–11 cm long and 1.5–3.5 cm broad. The flowers are catkins; the male (pollen) catkins are 2–15 cm long, the female catkins 2.5–5 cm long at maturity, hard and woody, superficially resembling a conifer cone with spirally arranged scales.[1][2]

Galloyl pedunculagin can be found in P. strobilacea.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flora of China: Platycarya
  2. ^ a b Flora of China: Platycarya strobilacea
  3. ^ Ueno, T.; Miyanaga, T.; Kawakami, F.; Okano, M.; Tanaka, T.; Ohtsuki, K. (2002). "Further characterization of galloyl pedunculagin as an effective autophosphorylation inhibitor of C-kinase in vitro". Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 25 (11): 1401–1404. doi:10.1248/bpb.25.1401. PMID 12419947.