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Styrax roseus Dunn


Description from Flora of China

Trees 4--8 m tall. Trunk to 8 cm d.b.h. Branchlets terete, brown to gray stellate puberulent, glabrescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 3--5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 6--12 X 2--6 cm but sometimes apical leaf blade smaller, papery, pubescent with grayish simple and 2-radiate to stellate hairs but glabrescent, base oblique and broadly cuneate to rarely rounded, margin glandular serrulate, apex acuminate and slightly curved, secondary veins 5--7 pairs, tertiary veins subparallel. Racemes, 2- or 3(or 4)-flowered, 3--5 cm, densely stellate pubescent. Pedicel 2--8 mm. Flowers 1.5--2.5 cm. Calyx 5--8 X 3--5(--7) mm, membranous, densely yellow-brown to orange-red stellate tomentose to shortly pubescent; teeth 5, often deeply 2- or 3-crenately divided after anthesis. Corolla tube ca. 2 mm; lobes obovate-elliptic, 12--15 X 5--8 mm. Stamens shorter than corolla; filaments basally slightly expanded, free part of basal half stellate. Fruit subglobose, 1.2--1.4 cm in diam., rugose when mature, densely gray and brownish stellate tomentose. Seeds 1 or 2, nearly smooth. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

* Forests; 1000--2300 m. Guizhou, Hubei, S Shaanxi, S Sichuan, SE Xizang, SW Yunnan.


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