Tilia chingiana

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Tilia chingiana
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Tilia chingiana autumn colour
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Tilia
T. chingiana
Binomial name
Tilia chingiana
  • Tilia breviradiataRehder
  • Tilia orocrypticaCroizat
  • Tilia tuanSzyszlowicz var. breviradiataRehder

Tilia chingiana Hu & W.C.Cheng is a medium-sized tree native to the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang in China. [1]



Tilia chingiana is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall, its bark grey and smooth. The cordate leaves are offset at the base, 510 cm long, and borne on 2.54.0 cm petioles. In China the tree flowers during June and July. [1] The seeds occur singly or in pairs, and are relatively large, averaging 12 mm long by 8 mm diameter; over four times the size of Small-leafed lime seeds.


The tree has been widely introduced to Europe and North America.

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  1. 1 2 Tang, Y., Gilbert, M. G., & Dorr, L. J. Tiliaceae, in Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds) (2007). Flora of China, Vol. 12. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, USA. ISBN   1930723407