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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Nyssaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo


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image of Nyssa ursina, Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnursina_ths

June        

Lvs thick textured, rather stiff, typically widest beyond middle, 3-6cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Nyssa ursina, Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnursina_thss2

June        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ursina   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

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

 

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2686

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious

Native: Florida

Habitat: 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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