Stewartia malacodendron L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Stewartia malacodendron L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub to 6 m; lvs elliptic to obovate-oblong, 4–10 cm, acute or abruptly acuminate at both ends, obscurely serrulate, finely hairy beneath; fls subsessile, 6–9 cm wide; filaments purple; style thick, much shorter than the stamens, with a 5-lobed stigma; fr depressed- globose, 1.5 cm; seeds shining brown, plump, with angular (not thin or winged) margins; 2n=30. Moist woods on the coastal plain, seldom more inland; e. Va. to Fla. and La.

  • Common Names

    silky Stewartia