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English: Silverbell family.
Genera: Alniphyllum, Bruinsmia, Changiostyrax, Halesia, Huodendron, Melliodendron, Parastyrax, Pterostyrax, Rehderodendron, Sinojackia, Styrax.
Botany: 11 genera; ± 160 species; trees, shrubs; subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere; spiral, simple leaves with no stipules; symmetrical white flowers; fused petals; fruit a dry capsule, sometimes winged; United States.
Content: benzoin resin.
Use: herbal medicine; perfumes; ornamental; resin.

Taxonomy
Styracaceae is a family in Ericales in the Apg3 classification. Styracaceae is closely related to Diapensiacaeae.
In the Plant theory Styracaceae is placed in the Order Styracales in Subphase 4.

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