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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Franklinia alatamaha

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Franklinia alatamaha

 

COMMON NAME:
Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia


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image of Franklinia alatamaha, Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_062921otto23

June    Macon County    NC

image of Franklinia alatamaha, Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_062921otto24

June    Macon County    NC

image of Franklinia alatamaha, Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_062921otto25

June    Macon County    NC

image of Franklinia alatamaha, Franklinia, Franklin Tree, Lost Gordonia

JK Marlow    jkm0108d_06

August    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Extinct in its native range - known only in cultivation

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Franklinia alatamaha   FAMILY Theaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Franklinia alatamaha

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Franklinia alatamaha

 

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577

Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Historically in GA, but not recently seen

Habitat: Habitat speculative, probably dry sandy ridges, near the mouth of the Altamaha River; believed to be extinct in the wild, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 petals
Numerous stamens, adnate to the petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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