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Gouania lupuloides

Gouania lupuloides (L.) Urb.

Toothbrush Tree, Whiteroot

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)

Synonym(s): Banisteria lupuloides

USDA Symbol: GOLU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems scrambling and climbing, up to about 40 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Mangroves, coastal hammocks.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC UPL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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