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Stewartia malacodendron

Stewartia malacodendron L.

silky camellia, virginia stewartia

Stewartia malacodendron (Silky Camellia)
Image ID: 17578
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: STMA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Stewartia malacodendron
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: STEWA
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Stewartia
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Stewartia
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 20 species, trees and shrubs, of temperate e. Asia and e. North America. Both our species of Stewartia are very attractive shrubs. The other species of the genus are Asian. Li et al. (2002) demonstrate that our 2 species form a clade together, separate from and basal to the Asian species; Prince (2002) shows a different tree topology.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: The leaves are borne in horizontal planes, reminiscent of Cornus florida and Cornus alternifolia. The leaves of both species are obscurely serrate or crenate, and also conspicuously and copiously ciliate-margined.
GENUS REFERENCES: Prince in FNA (2009); Spongberg (1974)=Z; Li et al. (2002); Prince (2002); Stevens, Dressler, & Weitzman in Kubitzki (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: THEACE
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Theaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: D. Don 1825
FAMILY COMMON: Tea Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: With a more circumscribed definition (excluding Pentaphylacaceae), a family of about 9 genera and 450 species, trees and shrubs, of primarily tropical and subtropical regions of the Old and New Worlds.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Prince in FNA (2009); Prince & Parks (2001); Stevens, Dressler, & Weitzman in Kubitzki (2004).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

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FRUITING PERIOD: Sep-Oct.

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NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
35 2017-0038 2019-02-01 38 View
3394 1991-0021 View
3581 1991-0239 View
4802 1993-0093 View
6337 1995-1469 View
6740 1996-0398 View
6904 1998-0111 View
7107 1999-0061 1999-08-10 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
38 HORT 2012-09-17 Morris View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
46 35 6 Liloia 2017-04-01 View
5628 3394 6 NCBG staff 1982-06-01 View
5845 3581 6 NCBG staff 1991-03-01 View
5846 3581 159 NCBG staff 1991-03-01 View
7174 4802 6 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
8992 6337 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
9515 6740 8 NCBG staff 1996-03-28 View
9767 6904 160 NCBG staff 1997-10-23 View
10041 7107 162 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
10042 7107 166 NCBG staff 1999-05-01 View
10043 7107 160 NCBG staff 2001-11-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: STMA
USDA Common Name: Silky Camellia
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Stewartia malacodendron
COMMON NAME: Silky Camellia, Virginia Stewartia
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K, RAB, Va, W, WH3, Z; = Stewartia malachodendron - C, F, G (orthographic variant); = Stuartia malachodendron - S (orthographic variant)]
PHENOLOGY: May-Jun; Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Mesic forests, especially on beech-dominated bluffs or upland islands in Coastal Plain swamps.
COMMENTS: Primarily Coastal Plain, se. VA south to FL, west to se. TX, but extending inland to the Piedmont of GA, NC, and SC and the Mountains of NC.
RANGE MAP: Stewartia malacodendron.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Theaceae D. Don 1825 (Tea Family)
SUMMARY: With a more circumscribed definition (excluding Pentaphylacaceae), a family of about 9 genera and 450 species, trees and shrubs, of primarily tropical and subtropical regions of the Old and New Worlds.
REFERENCE: Prince in FNA (2009); Prince & Parks (2001); Stevens, Dressler, & Weitzman in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Stewartia L. (Stewartia)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 20 species, trees and shrubs, of temperate e. Asia and e. North America. Both our species of Stewartia are very attractive shrubs. The other species of the genus are Asian. Li et al. (2002) demonstrate that our 2 species form a clade together, separate from and basal to the Asian species; Prince (2002) shows a different tree topology.
REFERENCE: Prince in FNA (2009); Spongberg (1974)=Z; Li et al. (2002); Prince (2002); Stevens, Dressler, & Weitzman in Kubitzki (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Stewartia malacodendron in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Stewartia malacodendron in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Stewartia malacodendron in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Stewartia malacodendron in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Stewartia malacodendron in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stewartia malacodendron

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 17578
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0

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