Schima (Theaceae) is a small genus of evergreen trees and shrubs distributed from the Himalaya to New Guinea. My 1991 Hillier manual lists 4 species but also states that its widely regarded that they are just variations of the same species. Schima yunnanensis is not listed. The name S. yunnanensis first appeared in the eighties from collections made in Yunnan but has no botanical validity. John David (Wisley) suggests that its S. argentea first introduced by George Forrest in 1917. There are a number of good sized specimens in gardens in the milder areas of the UK including Hilliers.
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