Stephanandra is a genus in the family Rosaceae that is sometimes included in the genus Neillia. The deciduous, thicket-forming shrubs have attractive wavy-margined leaves that resemble maple leaves and have a good orange-yellow fall color. Cutleaf Stephanandra grows to less than 2 feet tall but spreads by suckering. In winter it has rich brown, arching shoots. It grows in full sun. The fruits of Stephanandra are dry dehiscent fruits.
- D. Potter, T. Eriksson, R. C. Evans, S. Oh, J. E. E. Smedmark, D. R. Morgan, M. Kerr, K. R. Robertson, M. Arsenault, T. A. Dickinson & C. S. Campbell (2007). "Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae" (PDF). Plant Systematics and Evolution 266 (1–2): 5–43. doi:10.1007/s00606-007-0539-9. Note that this publication pre-dates the 2011 International Botanical Congress which mandates that the combined subfamily referred to in the paper as Spiraeoideae must be called Amygdaloideae.
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