Liquidambar styraciflua

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American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), also known as American storax, hazel pine, bilsted, redgum, satin-walnut, star-leaved gum, alligatorwood, or simply sweetgum, is a deciduous tree in the genus Liquidambar native to warm temperate areas of eastern North America and tropical montane regions of Mexico and Central America. Sweet gum is one of the main valuable forest trees in the southeastern United States, and is a popular ornamental tree in temperate climates. It is recognizable by the combination of its five-pointed star-shaped leaves (similar to maple leaves) and its hard, spiked fruits. It is currently classified in the plant family Altingiaceae, but was formerly considered a member of the Hamamelidaceae.

This plant's genus name Liquidambar was first given by Linnaeus in 1753 from [the Latin liquidus, fluid, and the Arabic ambar, amber, in allusion to the fragrant terebinthine juice or gum which exudes from the tree. Its specific epithet styraciflua is an old generic name meaning "flowing with storax" (a plant resin). The name "storax" has long been confusingly applied to the aromatic gum or resin of this species, that of L. orientalis of Turkey, and to the resin better known as benzoin from various tropical trees in the genus Styrax.

The sweetgum has a Nahuatl name, Ocotzocuahuitl, which translates to tree that gives pine resin, which refers to the use of the tree's resin.

The common name "sweet gum" refers to the species' "sweetish gum", contrasting with the (Nyssa sylvatica), only distantly related, with which the sweet gum overlaps broadly in range. The species is also known as the "red gum", for its reddish bark.

The earliest known published record of Liquidambar styraciflua is in a work by Francisco Hernández published posthumously in 1615, in which he describes the species as a large tree producing a fragrant gum resembling liquid amber, whence the genus name Liquidambar.

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13,78 €

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19,08 €

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26,50 €

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15/20 L - PAP 6/8
31,80 €

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20/40 L - PAP 8/10
42,40 €

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20/40 L - PAP 10/12
47,70 €

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20/40 L - PAP 12/14
53,00 €

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40/70 L - PAP 14/16
63,60 €

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90,10 €

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132,50 €

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174,90 €

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