Taxon: Stewartia malacodendron L.

Genus: Stewartia
Family: Theaceae
      Tribe: Stewartieae
Nomen number: 35585
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:698. 1753
Name Verified on: 20-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • round-fruit stewartia  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • silky-camellia  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Virginia stewartia  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:207.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Spongberg, S. A. 1974. A review of deciduous-leaved species of Stewartia (Theaceae) J. Arnold Arbor. 55:194.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)

Check other web resources for Stewartia malacodendron L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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 Stewartia malacodendron 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.