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Buckleya distichophylla

Buckleya distichophylla (Nutt.) Torr.

Pirate Bush, Pirate-bush, Piratebush

Santalaceae (Sandalwood family)

Synonym(s): Borya distichophylla

USDA Symbol: BUDI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Plants in this family are hemiparasitic on roots of other plants.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Fruit: Pseudodrupe (drupe-like nut).

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Aug

Distribution

USA: NC , TN , VA
Native Habitat: Dry rocky or shaly outcrops and river bluffs, parasitic on roots of other plants.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Buckleya distichophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Buckleya distichophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Buckleya distichophylla

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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