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 (sto͞o-är′shə, -shē-ə, -tē-ə, styo͞o-)
Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Stewartia, native to the eastern United States and East Asia, having fragrant showy white flowers and smooth bark that peels into flakes.

[New Latin Stewartia, genus name, after John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792), British politician.]
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Sycamore is one of the most familiar of such trees, but lacebark pine and stewartia also are worth planting for their bark alone.
Additionally, a Stewartia tree that was getting too big for its location was moved to a more suitable location in the front yard.
She also kept a few existing plants that look their best in the fall, including Stewartia and coral-bark maple.
Serial Scientific name Common name Family number (binomial nomenclature) 16 Stewartia Stewartia koreana Theaceae pseudocamellia 18 Camellia japonica Camellia Theaceae 19 Alangium Alangium Alangiaceae platanifolium 20 Pseudosasa japonica Arrow bamboo Gramineae 25 Viburnum dilatatum Linden viburnum Caprifoliaceae 27 Eleutherococcus Acanthopanax Araliaceae divaricatus var.
Globules of [S.sup.0] localize in the periplasmic spaces of symbiotic bacteria in three species of deep-sea chemosymbiotic bivalves: Lucinoma annulata, Stewartia floridana (previous name, Lucina floridana), and Calyptogena elongata (Vetter, 1985).
Some maples, dogwoods, black tupelo, cherries, sourwood, sassafras and stewartia are among trees that usually provide glorious autumn color.
Nestronia umbellula, Stenanthium leimanthoides, and Stewartia malacodendron are rare taxa documented within the study area that are tracked by the Alabama Natural Heritage Program in Auburn.
This beautiful tree, Stewartia monadelpha, has white flowers in the summer and the leaves change colour throughout the year.
En route you pass by more fine trees, many with superb decorative bark, such as the sensational stewartia, betula and prunus.
In the featherweight sapling division, five new champions weighed in with 30-something points: littleleaf leucaena (38 points, Pima County, Arizona), Gregg ash (37 points, Big Bend National Park, Texas), purple-osier willow (33 points, Monroe County, New York), Virginia stewartia (33 points, Chesapeake County, Virginia), and birchleaf cercocarpus (30 points, Coconino National Forest, Arizona).
Methanol extracts of Stewartia koreana inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression by blocking NF-kappaB transactivation in LPS-activated RAW 264.7 cells.
Weeping purple beech, flowering cherry, columnar spruce, dogwood, dwarf plum, galaxy magnolia, globe maple, goldenchain tree, halesia, hinoki cypress, Japanese maple, Japanese snowball, lilac, photinia, redbud, rhododendron, royal galaxy magnolia, purple smoke tree, snowball bush, stewartia, weeping hornbeam, weeping spruce.