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Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. rigidum (Gray) T.D. Pennington
Brazos bumelia, Gum bully
Synonyms: Bumelia texana
USDA Symbol: SILAR2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Shrub or small to medium sized tree at the edges of woodlands, along streams, and in fencerows and abandoned pastures. Branchlets often with a thorn at the tip. Leaves alternate or in clusters, up to 2 1/2 inches long and an inch wide, mostly smaller, tapering more gradually toward the base than toward the tip. Leaf margins smooth, rolled down, tip rounded, lower surface hairy. Flowers several on short stems from the bases of the leaf clusters, opening in June. Fruit fleshy, dark purple to black, elliptical, 3/8 inch long, with a remnant of the flower at the tip.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AZ , LA , NM , OK , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0443
Collected Jul 19, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0452
Collected Jun 5, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff