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 Changed: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, - Nuevo Leon, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • 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. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • 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. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Styrax platanifolius cultivars
  • 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.