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Leitneria pilosa ssp. pilosa

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

Hairy Corkwood, Western Corkwood, Velvet-leaf Corkwood, Texas Corkwood

Leitneriaceae (Corkwood Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Leaf: Lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, usually less than 4 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Riparian areas, growing in well drained to continually saturated soils of the coastal plain.

Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe

Research Literature

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

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-19
Research By: CBR

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