Sp. Pl. 2: 698. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 311. 1754 ,
c, e United States, Asia.
Species ca. 20 (2 in the flora).
Both species of Stewartia in the flora area are uncommon; they are protected in most of the states in which they occur, but not federally. They overlap only in relatively small portions of their ranges: the Virginia Coastal Plain (unusual for S. ovata) and in Alabama. They usually occur at different elevations and habitats.
Most species of Stewartia are distributed in Asia (China, Japan, Korea). The North American species are deciduous but are more closely related to the persistent-leaved Asian taxa than to the deciduous ones. The persistent-leaved taxa are sometimes treated under the genus Hartia, recognition of which is not supported by DNA sequence analyses (L. M. Prince 2002; Xiang Q. Y. et al. 2004).
|1||Winter bud scales 2, terminal bud exposed; petiole wings 0.1-1 mm wide; primary leaf veins in 7-8 pairs; inflorescence bracts 2, 2-4 mm; anthers bluish; styles 1; seeds lustrous.||Stewartia malacodendron|
|1||Winter bud scales 1, terminal bud hidden; petiole wings 1-2 mm wide; primary leaf veins in 5-7 pairs; inflorescence bracts 1, 10-15 mm; anthers yellow; styles 5; seeds dull.||Stewartia ovata|
|Author||Linda M. Prince +|
|Authority||I. Lawson in C. Linnaeus +|
|Distribution||c +, e United States + and Asia. +|
|Etymology||For John Stuart, 1713–1792, Third Earl of Bute +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 649.xml +|
|Taxon family||Theaceae +|
|Taxon name||Stewartia +|
|Taxon parent||Theaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 8 +|