One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender deciduous Chinese tree with flowers that bear large white bracts said to resemble doves' wings, grown as an ornamental.
Davidia involucrata, family Nyssaceae
- ‘Known as a ‘gene bank for wild and rare animals and plants,’ the park is home to endangered species, such as giant pandas, snub-nosed monkeys and dove trees.’
- ‘It is home to the giant panda, the snub-nosed monkey and the dove tree.’
- ‘Davidia involucrata is commonly called the ‘handkerchief tree ‘or the ‘dove tree‘.’
- ‘Many of the plants are endangered species, including the dove tree and the ginkgo.’
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