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is a genus of about 18 species of evergreen shrub
A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m tall. A large number of plants may become either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience...
s and tree
A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 m to...
s in the witch hazel family Hamamelidaceae
The Hamamelidaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Saxifragales, including 27 genera and about 80-90 species, all shrubs and small trees...
, native to eastern and southeastern Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...
- Distylium buxifolium - China
- Distylium chinense - China
- Distylium chungii - China
- Distylium cuspidatum - China
- Distylium dunnianum - China
- Distylium elaeagnoides - China
- Distylium gracile - China
- Distylium macrophyllum - China
- Distylium myricoides - China
- Distylium pingpienense - China
- Distylium racemosum - tree up to 20m; China, Korea, Japan (Ryukyu Islands
The , also known as the , is a chain of islands in the western Pacific, on the eastern limit of the East China Sea and to the southwest of the island of Kyushu in Japan. From about 1829 until the mid 20th century, they were alternately called Luchu, Loochoo, or Lewchew, akin to the Mandarin...
- Distylium tsiangii - China