Carolina buckthorn, Carolina false buckthorn, Indian cherry Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
USDA Symbol:FRCA13 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: Gunsight Mountain Ranch, Tarpley.
Habitat: In moist understory of Quercus, Ulmus, and Cornus.
Description: Erect tree, 4.5 m tall, crown rounded, twigs red-brown, bark thin, tight, irregularly furrowed. Leaves alternate, petioled (to 15 mm), simple, entire, obovate, rounded at base, acute at apex, to 4x8 cm, shiny dark green above, paler beneath, w/8-10 pairs of distinct lateral veins (orange) parallel to margins. Fruit on short peduncled cymes in axils, globose; seed 2-3, stoney.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 18, 1992
Specimen number: 475
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0683
Accession Date: Mar 22, 1994
Accession Number: 49Annotations: (in fruit)