Taxon: Castanopsis purpurella (Miq.) N. P. Balakr.

Genus: Castanopsis
Family: Fagaceae
  Subfamily: Castaneoideae
Nomen number: 411548
Place of publication: Fl. Jowai 2:458. 1983
Name Verified on: 11-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Aug-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • hong zhui  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (fide F Bhutan, as Castanopsis hystrix; Wealth India RM ed2, as Castanopsis hystrix)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Hunan, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Xizang, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Assam, - Sikkim; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam


  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)


Check other web resources for Castanopsis purpurella (Miq.) N. P. Balakr. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.