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My Grandfather and the Fukien Tea Tree: A Botanical History

I added it to the list of things off-limits: questions about the past, the wars, why my grandparents had fled China for Taiwan. Why eventually they left that place too.

Ehretia microphylla

Don’t touch it

were shaped amid ideas of colonialism and apartheid.

Chinese travelogues too muchia handsome; he grow only a leete and a leete everyday.

Ehretia microphyllaCarmona retusa