OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Nyssaceae, Sourgum family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackgum, Black Tupelo, Sour Gum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nyssa sylvatica   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa sylvatica   FAMILY: Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica 141-01-001a   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or mesic upland forests, less commonly in bottomlands, pine savannas, or upland depressions, where occasionally inundated briefly

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Tupelo, Swamp Blackgum, Swamp Gum, Water Gum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nyssa biflora   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa biflora   FAMILY: Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora 141-01-001b   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Habitat: Blackwater river swamps, depressions in pinelands, pocosins, either where inundated for substantial periods of time or in more-or-less permanently saturated organic peaty soils

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nyssa ursina   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa ursina   FAMILY: Cornaceae

 

Habitat: Stringers, flatwoods depressions

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Tupelo, Cotton Gum, Tupelo Gum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nyssa aquatica   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa aquatica   FAMILY: Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa aquatica 141-01-002   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Habitat: River swamps, less typically in isolated upland ponds, where inundated for substantial periods of time

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY: Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa ogeche 141-01-003   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Habitat: River swamps and wet forests with peaty soils, also in upland depression ponds

Common in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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