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Taxon: Styrax benzoin Dryand.

Genus: Styrax
Family: Styracaceae.
Nomen number: 101794
Place of publication: Philos. Trans. 77(2):308, t. 12. 1787
Name verified on: 03-Jan-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • benzoin   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • benzointree   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • gum benjamin-tree   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 18:112) – English
  • onycha   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • styraxtree   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Sumatra benzointree   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 18:112) – English
  • arbre à benjoin   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Benzoebaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Storaxbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • kemenyan   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 18:112) – Indonesian
  • benjoeiro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árbol de benjuí   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • bensoeträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java [w.], Sumatra; Malaysia [Malaya]

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Boer, E. & A. B. Ella, eds. 2000. Plants producing exudates. 18:112 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 18:112.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. [mentions].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
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Check other web resources for Styrax benzoin Dryand.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?101794 (23 April 2014)

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