Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2686

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

Native: Florida
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, endemic to the FL Panhandle

Look for it in stringers, flatwoods depressions, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
5 sepals
5-10 petals or petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Phylogeny and biogeography of Nyssa (Cornaceae) (Wen & Stuessy, 1993)
Nyssa sylvatica var. ursina

SYNONYMOUS WITH Keys to the flora of Florida, Nyssa (Nyssaceae) (Ward, 2008)
Nyssa biflora var. ursina

 

COMMON NAME:
Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo