OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

 

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 (11/30/12):
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY Cornaceae

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

 

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976

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare in SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in river swamps and wet forests with peaty soils, also in upland depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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