Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl.


Deciduous shrub to 2 m tall. Branchlets hairy at first and branching in 3s. Leaves mostly 10-15 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, hairy below. Flowers appearing before the leaves, yellow to orange, calyx tube silky outside with 4 spreading lobes; spring. Syn. E. papyrifera Siebold & Zucc.

The cultivars 'Grandiflora' and 'Red Dragon' are sometimes listed.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Thymeleaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Thymelaeaceae
genus        Edgeworthia Meissn.