stew·ar·tia (sto͞o-ärʹshə, -shē-ə, -tē-ə, styo͞o-) n.
Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Stewartia, native to eastern North America and tropical eastern Asia, having fragrant showy white flowers and smooth brown bark that peels into thin flakes.
  [New Latin Stewartia, genus name, after JohnStuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792), British politician.]

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      any member of a genus (Stewartia) of at least nine species of shrubs and small trees, in the tea family (Theaceae), native to East Asia and eastern North America. They are planted as ornamentals in warm areas for their showy camellia-like flowers and their strikingly coloured, peeling bark.

      Especially attractive is the Japanese stewartia (S. pseudocamellia), a tree that grows to a height of 15 metres (50 feet) and has reddish, peeling bark and large white flowers with conspicuous orange stamens in the centre. Silky camellia, or Virginia stewartia (S. malacodendron), a shrub up to 3.5 metres (11.5 feet) high, has white flowers with purple stamens. Another American species is the mountain stewartia, sometimes called mountain camellia (S. ovata), which is also shrubby; it is mostly confined to the southern Appalachians.

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  • Stewartĭa — (S. Cav.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ternstroemiaceae Gordonieae, 16. Kl. 8. Ordn. L.; gehört zu Stuartia Catesb.; Art: S. malacodendrum, in Virginien, weißblühend; in Deutschland an beschützten Standorten im Freien ausdauernd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stewartia — Scheinkamelien Stewartia pseudocamellia Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stewartia —   Stewartia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Stewartia — ID 81139 Symbol Key STEWA Common Name stewartia Family Theaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Stewartia L. — Symbol STEWA Common Name stewartia Botanical Family Theaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • stewartia — stew·ar·tia …   English syllables

  • stewartia — st(y)üˈärsh(ē)ə, rd.ēə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, irregular from John Stuart died 1792 3d Earl of Bute + New Latin ia : a genus of American and Japanese shrubs or trees (family Theaceae) having large solitary flowers with a 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stewartia ovata — Flower Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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