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Leitneria pilosa

Leitneria pilosa J.A. Schrad. & W.R. Graves

Hairy Corkwood

Leitneriaceae (Corkwood Family)


USDA Symbol: LEPI16

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaf blades lanceolate, ovate, elliptic, occasionally oblanceolate or obovate, less than 5.5 inches long, abaxial surface pilose to tomentose.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Habitat: Riparian habitats, growing in well drained to continually saturated soils.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3026 - Taxonomy of Leitneria (Simaroubaceae) Resolved by ISSR, ITS, and Morphometric Characterization (2011) James A. Schrader, William R. Graves

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: CBR

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