Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Stewartia ovata (Cavanilles) Weatherby. Mountain Camellia, Mountain Stewartia. Phen: Late Jun-Jul; Aug-Sep. Hab: Mesic forests, especially along streams and on acidic bluffs, often in openings in rhododendron thickets (‘hells’), in the Coastal Plain of VA restricted to ravines. Dist: Primarily Appalachian: e. KY, sc. VA, e. VA south to c. NC, w. SC, e. and c. TN to n. GA and n. AL, avoiding, however, the higher mountains, and extending into the Coastal Plain in e. VA. The species is most abundant in the Cumberland Plateau of s. KY and TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, FNA8, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Spongberg (1974); = Malachodendron pentagynum – S

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