Schima – Chinese Gugertree – –
Schima superba is a species of flowering plant in the tea family Theaceae, native to subtropical areas of Vietnam, southern China, Hainan, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands. With Pinus massoniana it often dominates forests from 100 to 800 m (300 to 2,600 ft) in elevation. It is used as a street tree in a number of southern Chinese cities.
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S. superba has a long history, in China, it has been described as early as in the "Classic of Mountains and Seas", and it is one of the "sacred trees" in this classic text.S. superba is a precious and multi-purpose tree species.