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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Sapindaceae
Subfamilia: Sapindoideae
Tribus: Koelreuterieae
Genus: Koelreuteria
Species: K. bipinnata – K. elegans – K. paniculata

Paleospecies: †K. arnoldi

Koelreuteria Laxm., Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 16: 561, t. 18. (1772)

Type species: Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm., Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 16: 561, t. 18 (1772)


Koelreuteria Medik., Bot. Beob. 1782 [Medikus] 1782: 22 (1782), nom. illeg. hom. vide Marsdenia R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland 460. (1810) (Apocynaceae)

Primary references

Laxmann, E.G. 1772. Novi Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperalis Petropolitanae 16: 561, t. 18.


Hassler, M. 2020. Koelreuteria. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 July 5. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Koelreuteria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 July 5. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Koelreuteria. Published online. Accessed: 5 July 2020. 2021. Koelreuteria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Apr. 5.

Vernacular names
suomi: Rakkopuut
Türkçe: Fener ağacı

Koelreuteria /kɛlrʊˈtɪəriə/[2] is a genus of three species of flowering plants in the family Sapindaceae, native to southern and eastern Asia.

They are medium-sized deciduous trees growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall, with spirally arranged pinnate or bipinnate leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, produced in large branched panicles 20–50 cm (8–20 in) long. The fruit is a three-lobed inflated papery capsule 3–6 cm long, containing several hard nut-like seeds 5–10 mm diameter.

The genus was named after Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, from Karlsruhe, Germany, by Erich Laxmann.

Koelreuteria are commonly used as focal points in landscape design in regions where they thrive.

In some areas, notably parts of eastern North America, they have become invasive species.

"Koelreuteria Laxm". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2010-01-19.

Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607


Flora of China: Koelreuteria species list

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