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 Santalaceae, Sandalwood family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Eastern Bastard-toadflax, Eastern Comandra, Star-toadflax

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Comandra umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata   FAMILY: Santalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Comandra umbellata 060-01-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Habitat: Dry forests and woodlands, woodland borders, glades, usually in acidic soils and most common in oak/heath forests

Common in Carolina Mountains & Carolina Piedmont, uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nestronia, Conjurer's-nut, Leechbush, Indian-olive

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nestronia umbellula   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nestronia umbellula 060-02-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Habitat: Relatively mesic sites in sandhills in the upper Coastal Plain, mesic to dry Piedmont and montane oak forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Buckleya, Piratebush

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Buckleya distichophylla   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Buckleya distichophylla 060-03-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Habitat: Dry or rocky bluffs and slopes, usually with pines or hemlock, and most common in scrubby pine-oak/heath woodlands, also rich woods and stream banks

Rare in NC Mountains

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buffalo-nut, Oil-nut

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pyrularia pubera   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyrularia pubera   FAMILY: Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyrularia pubera 060-04-001   FAMILY: Santalaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests, over a wide range of substrates

Common in Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tallow-wood, Hog-plum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ximenia americana   FAMILY: Olacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ximenia americana   FAMILY: Olacaceae

 

Habitat: Hammocks, pine flatwoods, Florida scrub, coastal berms

Native to Florida

 


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