Calycanthus L.
  • Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1053, 1066. 1759. (7 Jun 1759)
  • Strawberry-shrub, sweetshrub, spicebush [Greek kályx, covering, cup, and anthos, flower]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Calycanthus L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000006232. Accessed on: 23 Feb 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, deciduous, aromatic. Branchlets dichotomous; buds naked, hidden [or not hidden] by base of petiole. Leaf blade membranous. Flowers terminal on branchlets, solitary, not aromatic, distinctly pedicellate. Tepals numerous, distinctly dimorphic [or not]. Stamens numerous; filaments short; staminodes few. Carpels numerous, with silky hairs. Pseudocarp campanulate, base with an attenuate long stalk, apex constricted. Achenes oblong.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    • ]. 

    Twigs quadrangular to nearly terete, pubescent to glabrous. Buds naked. Leaves 2-ranked. Leaf blade elliptic, ovate, or ovate-lanceolate; surfaces adaxially scabrous. Flowers maroon or reddish brown, rarely greenish or green-tipped, with strawberry or pineapple scent. x = 11.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    • 2
    • ]. 

    "Hypanthium urceolate, with a narrow mouth; tepals slender; stamens 10–20, ribbon-shaped. 2, U.S."

  • Provided by: [C].New York Botanical Garden
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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Strawberry-shrub, sweetshrub, spicebush [Greek kályx, covering, cup, and anthos, flower]

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    Calycanthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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