Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2322

Shrub
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in maritime scrub, maritime forests, also inland in hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen/Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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
Black
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 tenax   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sideroxylon tenax   FAMILY Sapotaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 149-01-002:
Bumelia tenax   FAMILY Sapotaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tough Bumelia, Tough Buckthorn, Tough Bully