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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sapindus saponaria var. saponaria   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Sapindus marginatus

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)

Sapindus saponaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 117-03-001:

Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Sapindales in the southeastern United States (Brizicky, 1963)

Sapindus marginatus

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

Sapindus marginatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Soapberry


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image of Sapindus marginatus, Florida Soapberry

Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico) (Sargent, 1905)    mtna_i_745

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sapindus saponaria var. saponaria   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Sapindus marginatus

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Sapindus saponaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 117-03-001:
Sapindus marginatus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Sapindales in the southeastern United States (Brizicky, 1963)
Sapindus marginatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sapindus marginatus

 

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3779

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Habitat: Coastal marsh hammocks, shell middens, per Weakley's Flora

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

Rare in Coastal Plain (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound (even or odd): 6-14 leaflets
Alternate
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white
Functionally unisexual
Superior ovary

Flowers in a terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish-orange
Drupe-like soap nut

 

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