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Cornaceae Dogwood family

    R. L. Johnson

    Water tupelo (Nyssa aquatica), also called cottongum,  sourgum, swamp tupelo, tupelo-gum, and water-gum, is a large,  long-lived tree that grows in southern swamps and flood plains  where its root system is periodically under water. It has a  swollen base that tapers to a long, clear bole and often occurs  in pure stands. A good mature tree will produce commercial timber  used for furniture and crates. Many kinds of wildlife eat the  fruits and it is a favored honey tree.


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R. L. Johnson

Source: Silvics of North America


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