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Taxon: Davidia involucrata Baill.

Genus: Davidia
Family: Cornaceae subfamily: Nyssoideae. Also placed in: Davidiaceae Nyssaceae
Nomen number: 13361
Place of publication: Adansonia 10:115. 1871
Name verified on: 04-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-May-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • dovetree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • ghost-tree   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • handkerchief-tree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • arbre aux pochettes   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Taschentuchbaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Taubenbaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • wilsonnäsduksträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Guizhou, Hubei [w.], Hunan [w.], Sichuan, Yunnan

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Davidia involucrata Baill.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (01 April 2015)

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