from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances. Styrax officinalis yields storax, and S. Benzoin yields benzoin.
- n. Same as Storax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous plants, type of the order Styracese.
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- n. any shrub or small tree of the genus Styrax having fragrant bell-shaped flowers that hang below the dark green foliage
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The Green Man recommends the Japanese snowbell tree Styrax japonicus as a good companion to the popular Japanese maple cultivar 'Crimson Queen.'
The ecoregion includes an important number of relict species including Quercus macrolepis, Pinus dalmatica, Platanus orientalis, Alnus cordata, Tetraclinis articulata, Thymus capitatus, and Styrax officinalis.
Other characteristic species in the southern part are pine Pinus thunbergii, maple Acer formosum, A. palmatum, oak Quercus acutissima, and snowbell Styrax.
Thei haue no firynge but broken endes and chippes of Myrrhe, whose smoke is so vnwholsome, that excepte thei withstode the malice therof with the perfume of Styrax, it would briede in them vncurable diseases.
ULUBELEN, A. (1976)/7stigmasteryl3Dglucoside from Styrax officinalis.
V. (1967) A new benzofuran from the seeds of Styrax officinalis.
ULUBELEN, A. and GOREN, N. (1973) Preliminary investigations on the herba of Styrax officinalis.
V. (1964) A new type of saponin from Styrax officinalis L. Tetrahedron L.tters, (10), 527 - 530.
Saurauja, a Laurinea, Styrax, etc. AEsculus asamicus is common, and profusely in flower, and Pteris as on Thuma-thaya; Musa glauca made its appearance.
The only new plants I found were Styrax floribus odoris, ligno albo close grained, arbor mediocris, a Baeobotrys, two Goodyerae, a Laurinea, Sparganium!