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Styrax

Description from Flora of China

Cyrta Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 1: 278. 1790.

Trees or shrubs, stellate pubescent or scaly, rarely glabrous. Leaves usually alternate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, racemes, panicles, or cymes, sometimes 1-flowered or several-flowered in a fascicle; bracteoles small, early deciduous. Flowers bisexual. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-toothed, rarely 2--6-lobed or truncate. Corolla campanulate; lobes 5(--7), imbricate or valvate. Stamens (8--)10(--13), equal or rarely unequal in length; filaments flattened, free, sometimes basally adnate to corolla; anthers oblong. Ovary superior, 3-locular when young, becoming 1-locular; ovules 1--4 per locule, placentation parietal. Style subulate or filiform; stigma capitate or 3-lobed. Drupe, indehiscent or 3-valvate dehiscent, exocarp fleshy to dry. Seeds 1(or 2); seed coat almost bony, with a large basal hilum; endosperm fleshy or almost bony; embryo straight.

About 130 species: E Asia, N and S America, Mediterranean; 31 species in China.

Note: missed species (not treated in FOC): Styrax bracteolatus Guillaumin (Bull. Soc. Bot. France 70: 883. 1924 [1923 publ. 1924]: type (Ducloux 2137, P)).

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