Pterostyrax Siebold & Zucc.

Pterostyrax is a genus with four species, all native in China, Japan and Burma. Two or three species are cultivated as ornamentals in Europe (Wann 1997, Roloff & Bärtels 2006, Janssen 2018) and, out of these, one has been found as an escape from cultivation in Belgium, P. hispida Siebold & Zucc.


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