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Styrax japonicus Sieb. et Zucc.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, 4--8(--10) m tall. Branchlets purple, slightly flattened, becoming terete. Leaves alternate; petiole 5--10 mm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate-elliptic, 4--10 X 2--5(--6) cm, papery to almost leathery, glabrous except for veins or vein axils, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or apically remotely serrate, apex acute to shortly acuminate, secondary veins 5--7 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate, conspicuously raised on both surfaces, and sparsely stellate pubescent. Racemes terminal, 5--8 cm, 5--8-flowered. Pedicel slender, 2.5--3.5 cm, glabrous or sparsely stellate pubescent. Flowers 2--2.8(--3) cm, slightly pendulous. Calyx 4--5 X 3--5 mm, membranous, glabrous or sparsely stellate pubescent, teeth irregular. Corolla tube 3--5 mm; lobes ovate, obovate, or elliptic, 1.6--2.5 X 5--7(--9) mm. Stamens shorter than corolla; filaments slightly expanded, apical free parts white villose. Fruit ovoid, 0.8--1.4 X 0.8--1 cm, irregularly rugose, densely gray stellate tomentose, apex shortly pointed. Seeds brown, conspicuously rugose. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Sep-Dec.

400--1800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea]


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