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Taxon: Styrax platanifolius Engelm. ex Torr.

Genus: Styrax
Family: Styracaceae
Nomen number: 101816
Place of publication: Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 6(4):4 (in nota). 1853 "platinifolium" (Darlingtonia calif.)
Comment: issue no. fide K. Gandhi, pers. comm. (via e-mail on 10 Sep 2008)
Name verified on: 11-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • hairy sycamore-leaf snowbell   (Source: Ann Mo BG 84:743.) – English   [Styrax platanifolius subsp. stellatus]
  • sycamore-leaf snowbell   (Source: Ann Mo BG 84:742) – English   [Styrax platanifolius subsp. platanifolius]
  • Texas snowbell   (Source: Ann Mo BG 84:744.) – English   [Styrax platanifolius subsp. texanus]
  • Texas snowbells   (Source: US Fish & Wildl List [as S. texanus]) – English   [Styrax platanifolius subsp. texanus]
  • Young's snowbell   (Source: Ann Mo BG 84:745.) – English   [Styrax platanifolius subsp. youngiae]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Fritsch, P. W. 1997. A revision of Styrax (Styracaceae) for western Texas, Mexico, and Mesoamerica. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 84:739–745.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Spongberg, S. A. 1976. Styracaceae hardy in temperate North America. J. Arnold Arbor. 57:72.


Check other web resources for Styrax platanifolius Engelm. ex Torr.:


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  • Google Images 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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