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Schima superba (Wikipedia)

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.

Schima superba
木荷(荷樹) Schima superba -香港公園 Hong Kong Park- (9227096799).jpg
Close-up of flower
HK SSP 荔枝角 Lai Chi Kok 青山道 Castle Peak Road Sitting-Out Area near 長沙灣道 Cheung Sha Wan Road September 2020 SS2 15.jpg
Foliage and trunk
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Theaceae
Genus: Schima
S. superba
Binomial name
Schima superba
  • Schima confertiflora Merr.
  • Schima kankaoensis Hayata
  • Schima liukiuensis Nakai
  • Schima xinyiensis Hung

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.

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