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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 April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Styrax redivivus:
KR, NCoRH, NCoRI, CaR, SN, ScV, SCoRO, SCo, TR, PR, DMoj;
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