Plant is an upright shrub or small tree. Preferred habitat
is moist woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole
part; oblong or lance-like or sometimes egg-shaped; widest at
the middle; no teeth and no lobes; tapers to the tip with sides
less than equal, or may come to an abrupt point; short leaf stalks;
leaf base is wedge-shaped.
Flowers are solitary in the leaf axil; bisexual in nature
and symmetrical in form. The calys is 5-lobed and in most cases
there will be 5 white petals and 10 stamens. Flowers occur in
Fruit is a capsule.
The genus name, from the Greek, is that of the European
relative, Storax (S. officinalis), which yields the resin
known as storax that is used as an incense.