OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-23-001:
Chrysobalanus oblongifolius   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geobalanus oblongifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geobalanus pallidus

 

COMMON NAME:
Gopher-apple, Ground-oak


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image of Licania michauxii, Gopher-apple, Ground-oak

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_licania_michauxii1

May    Polk County    FL

Typically described as a shrub, but with the aspect of an herb. To 2' tall, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Licania michauxii, Gopher-apple, Ground-oak

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_licania_michauxii1b

May    Polk County    FL

The tiny white flowers are borne in a conspicuous branched cluster, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-23-001:
Chrysobalanus oblongifolius   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geobalanus oblongifolius

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geobalanus pallidus

 

Find by scientific name:

2614

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5 united sepals
5 petals
10-15 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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