Styrax americanus Lam.
Styrax americanus Lam. var. pulverulentus (Michx.) Perkins ex Rehder
Styrax pulverulentus Michx.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Ebenales||Includes ebony, persimmon, silverbell, many others|
|Family||Styracaceae||Temperate climate trees and shrubs|
|Genus||Styrax||The classical Greek name used by Theophrastus and derived from a Semitic name for these resin-producing plants from which was collected the gum storax|
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Styrax americanus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2011.
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6/15/2000 · By Constance B. Kent
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