Stephanandra

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Stephanandra' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stephanandra/). Accessed 2022-05-24.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
carpel
Female reproductive organ of a flower. Composed of ovary style and stigma. Typically several carpels are fused together in each flower (syncarpous). The number of them can be of taxonomic significance; it can often be assessed by counting the stigma branches or the chambers in the fruit.
lustrous
Smooth and shiny.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Stephanandra' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stephanandra/). Accessed 2022-05-24.

An Asiatic genus of deciduous shrubs, comprising four species. They are allied to Spiraea, but differ in having leaves with stipules and flowers with a single carpel, developing into a capsule which splits only at the base, and contains one or two black, lustrous seeds. Leaves alternate. Flowers dull white or greenish, in terminal corymbs or panicles. The generic name derives from the Greek Stephanos, crown, and andros, man, from the stamens being persistent and forming a wreath round the capsule.

The stephanandras like a good, moist soil in sun or half-shade. They are easily propagated by cuttings or by division of the plants; S. incisa also by root-cuttings put in heat in March.