|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Shrubs, small trees, often stellate- or peltate-hairy; bark resinousRetrieve key for STYRACACEAE
Leaves simple, alternate, generally entire; stipules 0
Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, cyme, or flowers solitary
Flower generally bisexual, radial, generally showy, fragrant; sepals 45, fused, persistent; petals 25(7), fused below, tube short; stamens generally 24 X petal number, generally epipetalous in 1 series; ovary superior or inferior, chambers 25
Fruit: generally capsule or drupe
Seeds generally 12 per chamber
Genera in family: ± 10 genera, ± 150 species: e&w US to South America; also in Medit, e Asia; some cultivated as ornamental (Styrax, Halesia ); some bark resins are medicinal.