Chen, who is touring Taiwan as the highest-level Communist Chinese official ever to visit the island, also offered 17 Nyssaceae
seedlings, a rare flowering plant that grows only on the mainland, saying the plants are gifts from the Qiang minority group in Sichuan's Wenchuan county, which was devastated by last May's massive earthquake.
Family Name (Latin and Common): Nyssaceae
, the Nyssa, Tupelo, or Sour-Gum family
Asterid 4: Alangiaceae, Araliaceae, Cornaceae (Cornus), Nyssaceae
CPT is produced by several plant species belonging to the Asterid clade (Larsson, 2007); among them, Camptotheca acuminata Decaisne (Nyssaceae
) and Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Graham) Mabb.
Morphological and palaeobotanical studies on the Nyssaceae
The Cornales is a well supported and well studied group, however, different authors treat the families Cornaceae, Nyssaceae
and Mastixiaceae differently.