OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geobalanus oblongifolius   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Licania michauxii

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 Geobalanus oblongifolius, 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 Geobalanus oblongifolius, 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 OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geobalanus oblongifolius   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Licania michauxii   FAMILY Chrysobalanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Licania michauxii

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 South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA, rare in SC

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, pine rocklands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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