Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2178

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamous

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

Uncommon

Look for it in swamp forests, esp over calcareous substrate, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Petioles about 2.5cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white
Bisexual or functionally unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Calyx absent in staminate flowers, absent or minute in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
1-4 stamens in staminate flowers
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Forestiera acuminata   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Forestiera acuminata   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-02-001:
Forestiera acuminata   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Forestiera acuminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp-privet


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image of Forestiera acuminata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_foac_001_lvd

        

image of Forestiera acuminata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_foac_008_lvd

        

image of Forestiera acuminata

Ron Lance    rwl2178_a

June        

Leaf margins almost entire or serrate from the middle to the tip, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Forestiera acuminata

Ron Lance    rwl2178_a2

June        

Fruit a brownish to purple, ellipsoid, wrinkled, fleshy drupe, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.