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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Nyssa ogeche

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 141-01-003:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nyssa acuminata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nyssa ogeche

 

COMMON NAME:
Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum


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image of Nyssa ogeche, Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_nyssa_ogeche_3

July        

Fruit an oblong drupe, 1-1.5" long, pendulous on stalks 0.5" long or less, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Nyssa ogeche, Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_nyssa_ogeche_7

July        

Leaves similar to N. aquatica; tips rounded to blunt; petioles less than 1", per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Nyssa ogeche

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 141-01-003:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nyssa acuminata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nyssa ogeche

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

976

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA, rare in SC

Habitat: River swamps and wet forests with peaty soils, also in upland depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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