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Related to styrax: Styrax obassia, Styrax benzoin


See storax.

[Latin; see storax.]


(Plants) any tropical or subtropical tree of the genus Styrax, which includes the storaxes
[C16: via Latin from Greek sturax]
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Noun1.styrax - any shrub or small tree of the genus Styrax having fragrant bell-shaped flowers that hang below the dark green foliagestyrax - any shrub or small tree of the genus Styrax having fragrant bell-shaped flowers that hang below the dark green foliage
genus Styrax - deciduous or evergreen shrubs and small trees
snowbell, Styrax obassia - small tree native to Japan
Japanese snowbell, Styrax japonicum - shrubby tree of China and Japan
Styrax texana, Texas snowbell, Texas snowbells - styrax of southwestern United States; a threatened species
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Levant styrax or Liquidamber orientalis Hamamelidaceae
Nestas parcelas, a concentracao de aluminio foi menor e os teores de potassio (K) e materia organica foram elevados, o que propiciou condicoes para especies se desenvolverem nestes ambientes mais ferteis, como Heisteria ovata, Styrax camporum e Myracrodruon urundeuva.
As especies preferenciais foram Araucaria angustifolia, Alchornea glandulosa, Casearia obliqua, Casearia sylvestris, Cupania vernalis, Ficus luschnathiana, Ilex paraguariensis, Ixora venulosa, Jacaranda micrantha, Myrocarpus frondosus, Ocotea indecora, Ocotea silvestris, Psychotria carthagenensis, Sebastiania commersoniana, Senegalia recurva, Styrax acuminatus e Styrax leprosus.
lathe large rbcL analysis, Cyrilla is more closely related to Actinidia than to Ericaceae, and Clethra is more closely related to Styrax than to Ericaceae.
Some plant groups also demonstrate latitudinal differences in species richness, but patterns can be complicated by evidence of movement of ancestral groups from higher to lower latitudes, from lower to higher latitudes, or both (Solanum, Solanaceae; Knapp, 1989, 1991; Styrax, Styracaceae; Fritsch, 1999).
The Tabor oak is often accompanied by Styrax officinalis, sometimes by Pistacia atlantica, and always by many herbaceous plants.
Nyssa rugosa is now known to be Mastixia; the others are remains of Styrax (Kirchheimer, 1957).]
Summer brings billowing borders packed with colour and flowering trees such as Styrax and Eucryphia.
A fruity yet aromatic burst of ginger, mandarin and pink peppercorn is complemented by a heart of patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver, while the leathery balsamic base of styrax, birch, musk and tonka provides the final touch to the vibrant new scent.