Sti-ra-ka'se-e. L. Styr-ax(ac) + aceae, Gr.

55 Styracaceae Storax Family 623

a tree yielding gum, an alteration of native Ar. name Assthirak. Trees, shrubs. Distinguished by yielding stimulant balsamic resins; calyx 4-8-cleft, inferior; corolla 4-8-lobed; stamens equal or twice the petals, united at base; ovary 2-5-celled, each 1-seeded, style 1; fruit, berry or drupe, fleshy; tropics, temperate climates; stimulant; resins, dyes. Genus: 1. Styrax.