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Eucommiaceae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Eucommiaceae
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.912.250.348
Unique ID
D031283
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D031283
Scope Note
A plant family of the order Eucommiales, subclass Hamamelidae, class Magnoliopsida (some botanists have classified this in the order Hamamelidales or Urticales). Eucomia is an elmlike tree of central and eastern China. Leaves are alternate; deciduous flowers are solitary and unisexual and lack petals and sepals. The male flowers have 6 to 10 stamens and female flowers have one ovary of two carpels, one of which aborts during development so the fruit (a dry, winged structure) contains only one seed. The latex is a source of RUBBER. Tochu tea is an aqueous extract of Eucommia ulmoides leaves and a popular beverage in Japan. (Mutat Res 1997 Jan 15;388(1):7-20).
Entry Term(s)
Du-zhong
Eucommia ulmoides
Registry Number
txid4390
Related Numbers
txid4392
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Eucommiaceae Preferred
Eucommia ulmoides Narrower
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