Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2166

Shrub
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in bottomlands and limesink depressions, particularly over calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen/Deciduous
Simple
Alternate or clustered on spur shoots

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens & 5 staminodia, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe-like berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sideroxylon thornei   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon thornei   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Trees, Shrubs, Woody Vines of north Florida & adjacent GA & AL (Godfrey, 1988)
Bumelia thornei

 

COMMON NAME:
Thorne's Bumelia, Swamp Bumelia