Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Carolina Basswood, Southern Basswood
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_tamericana_floridana2
Leaf dull brownish-green below, surface scattered w tufts of stellate hairs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.