Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2167

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in mesic to floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum   FAMILY Sapotaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bumelia lanuginosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Gum Bumelia, Eastern Gum Bully


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image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum

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

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_bula_004_lhd

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_bula_005_lhd

        

image of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslanuginosum_wheeler2

Month Unknown    Wheeler County    GA