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  1. Halesia, genus Halesia(noun)

    deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America

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  1. halesia(Noun)

    Any of the genus Halesia of American shrubs with white flowers.

  2. Origin: From the genus name.

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  1. Halesia(noun)

    a genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels

  2. Origin: [NL.]

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  1. Halesia

    Halesia, also known as silverbell or snowdrop tree, is a small genus of four or five species of deciduous large shrubs or small trees in the family Styracaceae, native to eastern Asia and eastern North America. They grow to 5–20 m tall, and have alternate, simple ovate leaves 5–16 cm long and 3–8 cm broad. The flowers are pendulous, white or pale pink, produced in open clusters of 2-6 together, each flower 1–3 cm long. The fruit is a distinctive, oblong dry drupe 2–4 cm long. All species except H. diptera have four narrow longitudinal ribs or wings; diptera only has two, making it the most distinctive of the group. ⁕Halesia carolina L.; little silverbell - eastern North America ⁕Halesia diptera Ellis; two-wing silverbell - southeastern North America ⁕Halesia macgregorii Chun; Chinese silverbell or Macgregor's silverbell - eastern China ⁕Halesia monticola Sarg.; mountain silverbell or Carolina silverbell - eastern North America H. monticola is the largest of the genus, with specimens up to 39 m tall known in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina; the second-largest is H. macgregorii, reaching 24 m in China. The others rarely exceed 10 m tall. H. monticola is considered by some to be a subspecies of H. carolina. However, there appears to be a consistent size difference between the two taxa.


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