Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stewartia Neckwarmer

The second piece I completed last month was inspired by Korean Stewartia. Stewartia is known for its smooth brown or grey bark that peels in flakes showing orange, yellow, brown, or tan new bark underneath. The bark of Korean Stewartia is one of the most outstanding, with orange patches showing through the flaking, grey bark. The genus was named in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus to honor John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. Owing to a transcription error, Linnaeus was given the name as “Stewart,” and consequently spelled the name “Stewartia.” The misspelling does not diminish the beautiful nature of the stewartia bark.


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