Cyclocarya

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Cyclocarya
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Fagales
Family:Juglandaceae
Subfamily:Juglandoideae
Tribe:Juglandeae
Subtribe:Juglandinae
Genus:Cyclocarya
Iljinsk.
Species:C. paliurus
Binomial name
Cyclocarya paliurus
(Batalin) Iljinsk.
 
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Cyclocarya
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Fagales
Family:Juglandaceae
Subfamily:Juglandoideae
Tribe:Juglandeae
Subtribe:Juglandinae
Genus:Cyclocarya
Iljinsk.
Species:C. paliurus
Binomial name
Cyclocarya paliurus
(Batalin) Iljinsk.

Cyclocarya is a genus of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae, comprising a single species Cyclocarya paliurus (Wheel Wingnut), formerly treated in the genus Pterocarya as Pterocarya paliurus. It is native to eastern and central China.[1][2]

It is a deciduous tree growing to 30 m tall. The foliage is similar to Pterocarya, with pinnate leaves 20–25 cm long with five to eleven leaflets, the terminal leaflet present; the leaflets are 5–14 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The flowers are catkins; the male (pollen) catkins are produced in clusters (not singly as in Pterocarya), the female catkins 25–30 cm long at maturity, bearing several small winged nuts with a circular wing 2.5–6 cm diameter right round the nut (instead of two wings at the sides as in Pterocarya).[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Flora of China: Cyclocarya
  2. ^ a b Flora of China: Cyclocarya paliurus