Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read about Cartrema and Osmanthus from Alan Weakley and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Synopsis of American Cartrema (Oleaceae) (Nesom, 2012)
Devilwood, Wild Olive
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JK Marlow jkm0501a_35
January Greenville County SC
Glossy evergreen lvs opposite (typically subopposite), oblanceolate to obovate, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm100413_008
April Greenville County SC
Flowers in short axillary panicles (rarely racemes), short-pedicellate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Sam Pratt sbp_896
April Spartanburg County SC
Leaves are entire on the margin, 10-14cm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.