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Chionanthus retusus
Chionanthus retusus
Chionanthus retusus

Wikipedia description

Chionanthus retusus (Chinese Fringetree; Chinese: 流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a species of Chionanthus native to eastern Asia, in eastern and central China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

It is a deciduous shrub or small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 m in height, with thick, fissured bark. The leaves are 3–12 cm long and 2–6.5 cm broad, simple ovate to oblong-elliptic, with a hairy, 0.5–2 cm long petiole. The flowers are white, produced in panicles 3–12 cm long. The fruit is a blue-black drupe 1–1.5 cm long and 0.6–1 cm diameter.

It is cultivated in Europe and North America as an ornamental tree, valued for its feathery white flowerheads.

Scientific classification

Clade: Core Eudicots/Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Species: Chionanthus retusus


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
KTAR-Chionanthus_retususKTARyoung leavesM. DeyholosM. Deyholos