Fontanesia


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Fontanesia

 

a genus of tall deciduous shrubs of the family Oleaceae. The leaves are simple and opposite, and the white or greenish flowers are small and in short panicles. The nutlike fruits are one- or two-seeded. The genus has two species: F. phillyre-oides, which grows in Western Asia and Sicily, and F. fortunei, which grows in China. Both are cultivated as ornamentals. In the USSR the plants are grown in the European portion and in the Caucasus.

REFERENCE

Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jensen, Biosynthesis of secoiridoids in fontanesia, Phytochem., 38, 615 (1995).
Fontanesia phyllireoides La Billard [RCAXII 8846] Observaciones: hay un error de escritura, debe llamarse Fontanesia phillyreoides Labill.
peplus Geranium purpureum Characteristic species of Quercion calliprini Fontanesia philliraeoides subsp.