Nyssa sylvatica Marshall, Cornaceae (Nyssaceae)

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Common name: Black tupelo, black gum; sour gum (generic).

Voucher: Kostadinov 093, (URV)

Brief description: A dioecious or polygamo-dioecious medium-sized tree. Leaves are often crowded distally, simple, alternate, entire, pinnately veined, margins entire. Flowers are unisexual, the staminate in umbels, the pistillate -- sessile at the end of a peduncle. Fruits are a blue-black, ovoid to globular drupe. 

Campus data: Moderately frequent in the wild on campus, as shrubs and small to medium-size trees. Not cultivated.