Tree with large trunk. Bark aromatic. Leaves alternate but sometimes appearing to be in whorls, leathery, almost diamond-shaped with rounded forward-pointing teeth, glossy above. Leaf stalks long. Flowers green; summer.
Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Ryukyu Island
A forest tree growing naturally at altitudes of about 3000 m.
Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Leaves diamond-shaped in whorl-like clusters at the tips of branches; fruits with fused bases and free stigmas.
Specimens VIC: Dandenongs ('Pirianda', 4-5 m tall in 1984).
Source: (1997). Trochodendraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.