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*Loropetalum R. Brown. Loropetalum.

A genus of 3 species, shrubs and small trees, native of China, n. and e. India, and Japan.

ID notes: Loropetalum has leaves that are reminiscent of Hamamelis in their oblique base and distichous array on the twigs, but the leaves are much smaller and only obscurely toothed.

Ref: Endress In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Zhang, Zhang, & Endress (2003). Show full citations.

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