Loropetalum Reichb.

Greek loron—thong, petalon—petal, referring to the strap-shaped petals.

For description see species.

Leaves 3-4 cm long; petals long, strap-like, white.

1 (2-3) species from India and China.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Hamamelidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Loropetalum chinense (R.Br.) Oliv.