Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4221

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Florida

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in hammocks, pine flatwoods, scrub, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow, pale yellow, yellowish-green, or white
Bisexual (functionally unisexual)
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4(5) sepals
4(5) petals
4(5) stamens or 8 stamens in two whorls
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Santalales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ximenia americana   FAMILY Olacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ximenia americana   FAMILY Olacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ximenia americana

 

COMMON NAME:
Tallow Wood, Hog Plum


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image of Ximenia americana, Tallow Wood, Hog Plum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ximenia_americana1

May    Monroe County    FL

Leaf blades oblong to elliptic or nearly so; margins entire, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Ximenia americana, Tallow Wood, Hog Plum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ximenia_americana1b

May    Monroe County    FL

Corolla yellow or yellowish-white, densely pubescent within, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).