Greek tetra—four, kentron—spur, referring to the 4 fruit projections.

For description see Tetracentron sinense.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Tetracentraceae. 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.

Updated by: Rob Cross, May 2018

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Trochodendranae]
order      Trochodendrales
family       Trochodendraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Tetracentron sinense Oliv.