Dipteronia sinensis

Dipteronia sinensis is a deciduous flowering shrub or small tree, reaching 10-15 m tall. The leaf arrangement is opposite and pinnate. The inflorescences are paniculate, terminal or axillary. The flowers have five sepals and petals; staminate flowers have eight stamens, and bisexual flowers have a two-celled ovary. The fruit is a rounded samara containing two compressed nutlets, flat, encircled by a broad wing which turns from light green to red with ripening.

Dipteronia sinensis was discovered in 1888 by Augustine Henry -a famous Irish doctor, forestry professor, and author who explored in China. Dipteronia is native in central-west China. A Chinese name is jin qian feng. It lacks an English name other than Chinese money maple. A French name is More

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