|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Eucryphia (Greek for well covered). Eucryphiaceae; formerly referred to Rosaceae. A very few southern hemisphere resinous trees or shrubs, with opposite evergreen simple or pinnate Lvs. and showy white fls.: sepals 4, free; petals 4, broad; stamens very many; ovary free, 5-18-celled: fr. a hard dehiscent caps. E. pinnatifolia, Gay, is a shrub or small tree, hardy in parts of England, with large white hypericum-like 4-petaled fls. and rose-like foliage, from Chile. B.M. 7067. G.C.II. 14:337; III. 9:613; 10:217; 15:109; 23:15 (fr.); 30:351. Gn. 63, p.281; 77, p.423. G.29:96; 33:25. F.S.R. 1, p. 41. Gn.W. 9:821. G.M. 53:203. E. cordifolia, Cav., has simple serrate Lvs. B.M. 8209. G.33:607. G.C. III. 22:247; 42:259; 44:129. Gn. 70, p. 190; 73, p. 471.—Neither of these is in the American trade. Worthy of trial in the S. There are 2 species (E. Billardieri, Spach, and E. Moorei, Muell.) in Tasmania and New S. Wales.
Plants of E. pinnatifolia give much satisfaction in the open in England although not much known, the pure white fls. 3 in. diam., and borne more or less in pairs, being produced in great profusion in late summer; it grows 8-10 ft. high.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963