Classification of Oleaceae and links to other genera
Protologue: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 33: 153 (1919)
Type species: Abeliophyllum distichum Nakai
Number of species: 1
Description (from the Europaean Garden Flora): Deciduous shrubs to 2 m. Young stems slightly 4-angled. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, ovate to broadly elliptic, 5-8.5 x 2-4 cm, base rounded to obtuse to tapering gradually, apex acuminate, with scattered hairs above and beneath; stalks 2-5 mm. Racemes axillary, 3- to 15-flowered; flowers bisexual, in opposite pairs. Calyx lobes 4, rounded, hairy on margins. Corolla white, sometimes tinged pink; lobes 4, strap-shaped, c. 1 cm x 2 mm, apex notched. Stamens not protuding. Fruit an almost circular winged samara, 2-2.5 cm wide.
Links to species list
- Chung, M. G. 1999. Allozyme diversity in the endangered shrub Abeliophyllum distichum (Oleaceae): A monotypic Korean genus. International Journal of Plant Sciences 160(3): 553-559.
- Chung, M. G. & Chung, M. Y. 1999. Spatial genetic structure of clonal and sexual reproduction in a population of Abeliophyllum distichum (Oleaceae), an endangered monotypic genus. Genes and Genetic Systems 74(1): 9-14.
- Gi, C. M. 1999. Spatial genetic structure in a population of the endangered Korean plant Abeliophyllum distichum (Oleaceae). Belgian Journal of Botany 132(1): 26-30.
- Hong, S.-P. & Han, J.-J. 2002. The floral dimorphism in the rare endemic plant, Abeliophyllum distichum Nakai (Oleaceae). Flora 197(5): 317-325.
- Lee, S. W. & Kim, S. C. & Lee, H. S. 1998. Allozyme variation in Abeliophyllum distichum Nakai, an endemic tree species of Korea. Silvae Genetica 47(5-6): 294-298.
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