Notes on several Asian species of Styrax series Cyrta (Styracaceae)

  • Gary Li Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences
  • Peter W. Fritsch Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Keywords: Asia, Styracaceae, Styrax, taxonomy

Abstract

Geographic range extensions are documented for the Asian species Styrax japonicus and S. odoratissimus of S. series Cyrta. Implications of the range extension in S. japonicus for the taxonomic distinctness and phylogenetic relationships of S. formosanus are discussed.

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Published
2019-07-23
How to Cite
Li, G., & Fritsch, P. W. (2019). Notes on several Asian species of Styrax series Cyrta (Styracaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 13(1), 249-251. Retrieved from https://journals.brit.org/jbrit/article/view/850

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