This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
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Shrubs, small trees, often stellate- or peltate-hairy; bark resinous
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.
Leaves generally deciduous
Inflorescence: generally raceme, drooping
Flower: calyx truncate; corolla white, fragrant; stamens 1016, fused at base
Fruit: generally capsule, ± spheric
Seed generally 1 per chamber
Species in genus: ± 120 species: especially se Asia; some with medicinal resins
Etymology: (Greek: name of Theophrastus for plant providing gum storax)
Reference: [Gonsoulin 1974 Sida 5:191258]
Shrub 14 m
Leaf: petiole 310 mm, variably hairy; blade 27 cm, obovate to ± round, upper surface generally glabrous, lower surface paler, stellate-hairy, base often ± cordate
Inflorescence: cluster, few-flowered; peduncle 612 mm
Flower: calyx teeth obscure, unequal; corolla 1218 mm, 410-lobed, white, showy
Fruit generally 1214 mm
Seed spheric-ovoid, light brown, smooth
Ecology: Uncommon. Dry places in chaparral, woodland
Elevation: generally < 1500 m.
Bioregional distribution: High North Coast Ranges, Inner North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Outer South Coast Ranges, w Western Transverse Ranges, San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges
Synonyms: var. californicus (Torr.) Rehd.; var. fulvescens (Eastw.) Munz & I.M. Johnst
Hair density and color variable throughout range
Horticultural information: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21; SUN: 4, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.
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