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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bumelia lanuginosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully


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image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum, Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bula_001_lvd

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum, Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_bula_004_lhd

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum, Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_bula_005_lhd

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum, Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslanuginosum_wheeler1

Month Unknown    Wheeler County    GA

Mature leaves pubescent beneath, hairs woolly-tomentose, not matted nor shiny, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum, Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslanuginosum_wheeler2

Month Unknown    Wheeler County    GA

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bumelia lanuginosa

 

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2167

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Dry upland forests and woodlands, glades, bluffs, prairies and saline barrens, roadsides, pastures, rises in bottomland forests, 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:
Drupe-like berry

 

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