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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Garryales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Garryaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Cornaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel


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image of Aucuba japonica, Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel

JK Marlow    jkm160311_205

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Aucuba japonica, Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel

JK Marlow    jkm160311_206

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Aucuba japonica, Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel

JK Marlow    jkm160311_207

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Aucuba japonica, Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel

JK Marlow    jkm160322_038

March    Greenville County    SC

Leaves of most frequently planted cultivars prominently speckled with yellow, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Aucuba japonica, Aucuba, Japanese-laurel, Spotted-laurel

Paul Thompson    pstaucuba_japonica

September?        

Twigs and branches are green. — Clemson Extension

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Garryaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aucuba japonica   FAMILY Cornaceae

 

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3011

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Japan & southeast Asia

Habitat: Commonly planted throughout our area, rarely escaping and naturalizing in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Reddish-purple
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Calyx lobes minute
4 petals
4 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Red/ Dark purple or Black
Drupe

 

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