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Styrax redivivus

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Family: StyracaceaeView Description 

Habit: Shrub, tree, stellate-[peltate-]hairy. Leaf: simple, alternate, deciduous [evergreen]; stipules 0. Inflorescence: panicle, raceme, cyme, or flowers 1. Flower: generally bisexual, radial, generally showy, fragrant; sepals fused, calyx [(0)]5(9)-toothed, persistent; petals (4)5(10), fused below; stamens generally 2 × petal number, fused to corolla tube, in 1 series, anthers oblong, 2-chambered, longitudinally dehiscent, yellow; ovary +- superior [to inferior], septa [2]3[5], style 1, thread-like, stigma dot-like or minutely lobed. Fruit: capsule [indehiscent (nut-like, winged or not) or drupe]. Seed: 1(3)[4--50+].
Genera In Family: 11 genera, +- 160 species: United States to South America; also Mediterranean, eastern Asia; some cultivated as ornamental (Styrax, Halesia).
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Fritsch
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: StyraxView Description 

Habit: Buds superposed, naked. Inflorescence: generally raceme, drooping. Flower: calyx minutely [(0)]5(9)-toothed; corolla lobes 5(10); stamens 10(16), filaments generally fused at base; ovary +- superior. Fruit: 3-valved, partly dehiscent capsule [indehiscent (nut-like) or drupe], +- spheric.
Species In Genus: +- 130 species: range of family; some bark resins medicinal. Etymology: (Greek: name of Theophrastus for plant providing gum storax)

Styrax redivivus (Torr.) L.C. Wheeler
Habit: Shrub 1--4 m. Leaf: petiole 3--14 mm; blade 2--8 cm, ovate to +- round or obovate, entire. Inflorescence: 2--5 cm, 1--6-flowered, terminal on branchlets; pedicel 4--9 mm. Flower: calyx teeth 6--9, unequal; corolla 12--26 mm, 5--10-lobed, bell-shaped, white; filaments white, anthers 4--6 mm. Fruit: 11--15 mm. Seed: 10--12 mm, spheric-ovoid, light brown, smooth.
Ecology: Uncommon. Dry places in chaparral, woodland; Elevation: generally < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, NCoRI, CaR, SN, ScV, SCoRO, SCo, TR, PR, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Leaf blade, calyx hair density increases northern to southern California.
Synonyms: Darlingtonia rediviva Torr.; Styrax officinalis L. var. californicus (Torr.) Rehd.; Styrax officinalis var. fulvescens (Eastw.) Munz & I.M. Johnst.; Styrax officinalis var. redivivus (Torr.) R.A. Howard
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Fritsch
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Citation for this treatment: Peter W. Fritsch 2016. Styrax redivivus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 28, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 28, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Styrax redivivus:
KR, NCoRH, NCoRI, CaR, SN, ScV, SCoRO, SCo, TR, PR, DMoj;
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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