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Taxon: Koelreuteria elegans (Seem.) A. C. Sm.

Genus: Koelreuteria
Family: Sapindaceae subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 310627
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 30:518. 1952
Name verified on: 12-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • flamegold   (Source: New Trees ) – English   [Koelreuteria elegans subsp. formosana]
  • flamegold   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Koelreuteria elegans subsp. elegans]

Distributional range:

    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Meyer, F. G. 1976. A revision of the genus Koelreuteria (Sapindaceae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:156.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.


Check other web resources for Koelreuteria elegans (Seem.) A. C. Sm.:


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  • Google Images 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.
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