3298.000 Liquidambar L. - Sweetgums

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Description as for the family.

Derivation of name: From Latin, liquidus, fluid and Arabic, ambar, amber, referring to the fragrant resin of the bark of Liquidambar orientalis.

Comment: The leaves are similar to those of maples (Acer spp.) but maples have opposite leaves.

Worldwide: One genus, which occurs in Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and from the eastern U.S.A. to Central America.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Liquidambar styraciflua

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formosana HanceDescription, Image
styraciflua L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Liquidambar:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Liquidambar
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Liquidambar
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Liquidambar
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Liquidambar
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Liquidambar
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Liquidambar
JSTOR Plant Science: Liquidambar
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Liquidambar
Plants of the World Online: Liquidambar
Tropicos: Liquidambar
Wikipedia: Liquidambar

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Liquidambar.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1767, retrieved 4 March 2024

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