Sindora glabra

Sindora glabra (Chinese: 油楠; pinyin: Yóunán) is a tree of the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae)[1] endemic to the People's Republic of China that grows in the provinces of Hainan, Fujian, Guangdong and Yunnan.[2] The species is under second-class national protection in China.[3]

Sindora glabra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Sindora
S. glabra
Binomial name
Sindora glabra

Habitat and description

The species is found growing in mixed forests, on mountain slopes and along riverbanks between sea level and 800 m (2,600 ft). It grows to 8 to 20 metres (26 to 66 ft) tall and has a trunk diameter of 8 to 20 centimetres (3.1 to 7.9 in).[2]

Sindora glabra produces good quality wood used for building houses and making furniture.[2]


  1. "The Plant List - Sindora Glabra". 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  2. Dezhao Chen, Dianxiang Zhang & Ding Hou. "Sindora glabra". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  3. "National key protected wild plants (first batch)". Nature Reserve of China. 2004-07-10. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.

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