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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sideroxylon thornei   FAMILY Sapotaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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


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image of Sideroxylon thornei, Thorne's Bumelia, Swamp Bumelia

Ron Lance    rwl2166_a

April        

Upper surfaces of mature leaves faintly, coarsely reticulate-veined (at 20x), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

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

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Habitat: Bottomlands and limesink depressions, particularly over calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
May be armed with nodal spines

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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