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  Xi Shu

 

China

Xi Shu, literally ‘Love Tree’, is the common Chinese name for a deciduous tree, with the botanical designation Camptotheca acuminata, which is native to southern China. It is best identified by its ovate leaves, that are glossy, dark green above and pale green below, and its elongated seeds, that are arranged in globular clusters at the end of drooping branches, usually in groups of up to about three clusters per branch.