Eucommia ulmoides

Eucommia ulmoides
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Foliage and flowers
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Garryales
Family:Eucommiaceae
Genus:Eucommia
Species:
E. ulmoides
Binomial name
Eucommia ulmoides
Oliv.[2]

Eucommia ulmoides is a species of small tree native to China. It belongs to the monotypic family Eucommiaceae. It is considered vulnerable in the wild, but is widely cultivated in China for its bark and is highly valued in herbology such as traditional Chinese medicine.

Description

Eucommia ulmoides grows to about 15 m tall. The leaves are deciduous, arranged alternately, simple ovate with an acuminate tip, 8–16 cm long, and with a serrated margin. If a leaf is torn across, strands of latex exuded from the leaf veins solidify into rubber and hold the two parts of the leaf together. It flowers from March to May. The flowers are inconspicuous, small and greenish; the fruit, June to November, is a winged samara with one seed, very similar to an elm samara in appearance, 2–3 cm long and 1–2 cm broad.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Evkommiya
한국어: 두충
hrvatski: Eukomija
ქართული: ევკომია
кырык мары: Эвкомми
日本語: トチュウ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Evkommiya
português: Eucommia ulmoides
русский: Эвкоммия
Tiếng Việt: Đỗ trọng
中文: 杜仲