Common Name: 
Persian Parrotia
Persian Ironwood
Irontree

A single species, a slow growing tree (see below).  Native to northern Iran.
Parrotia: after F.W. Parrot (1792-1841), a German naturalist and professor of medicine.

Pronunciation: 
par-RO-ti-a
Family: 
Hamamelidaceae (Witch Hazel Family)