Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00118 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Nyssa sylvatica Marsh.
Common name   blackgum
J.G. Harris   2153  
Coll. Date 09 June 1989 
United States
Brown County
Locality Brown County State Park.
Habitat Notes beech-maple forest. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 6'  48" N, 86° 15'  59" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Nyssa sylvatica Marsh.

     Nyssa sylvatica var. caroliniana (Poir.) Fern.
     Nyssa sylvatica var. dilatata Fern.
     Nyssa sylvatica var. typica Fern.

Common Name(s): black gum, black tupelo, blackgum.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27821, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Cornales
                                Family: Nyssaceae
                                    Genus: Nyssa
                                        Species: Nyssa sylvatica


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00118s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00129 Acer       "maple" same section
00130 Acer rubrum      "red maple" same section
00128 Acer saccharum      "sugar maple" same section
00117 Carya ovata      "shagbark hickory" same section
00123 Cercis canadensis      "eastern redbud" same section
00132 Cladrastis lutea     same section
00122 Fagus grandifolia      "American beech" same section
00115 Fraxinus       "ash" same section
00116 Fraxinus americana  var. americana  same section
00126 Liquidambar styraciflua      "sweetgum" same section
00127 Liriodendron tulipifera      "tuliptree" same section
00121 Quercus alba      "white oak" same section
00120 Quercus bicolor      "swamp white oak" same section
00110 Rhus copallinum      "winged sumac" same section
00119 Sassafras albidum      "sassafras" same section
04817 Schizachyrium scoparium      "little bluestem" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Brown County State Park (Park) Brown County, IN 489 ft. E 702  Elkinsville 
Bales Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 2442 ft. S   Belmont 
Petro Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 0.7 mi. S   Elkinsville 
May Branch (Stream) Brown County, IN 1.1 mi. S   Elkinsville 
Little Blue Creek (Stream) Brown County, IN 1.5 mi. S   Belmont 
Forman Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 1.6 mi. SE   Story 
Elkinsville Cemetery (Cemetery) Brown County, IN 1.7 mi. S 633  Elkinsville 
Swain Branch (Stream) Brown County, IN 2.1 mi. S   Elkinsville 
Polly Hill (Summit) Brown County, IN 1.8 mi. SE 692  Story 
Miller Ridge (Ridge) Brown County, IN 1.7 mi. W 869  Elkinsville 
Dave Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 2 mi. SE   Story 
Harrison Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 1.9 mi. E   Nashville 
Crooked Creek Lake (Reservoir) Brown County, IN 1.9 mi. W 643  Elkinsville 
Crooked Creek Lake Dam (Dam) Brown County, IN 1.9 mi. W 643  Elkinsville 
Elkinsville (Populated Place) Brown County, IN 2.6 mi. S 577  Elkinsville 
Mullis Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 2.1 mi. E   Nashville 
Taylor Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 2.1 mi. E   Nashville 
Taylor Ridge (Ridge) Brown County, IN 2.6 mi. NE 971  Nashville 
Brown Hollow (Valley) Brown County, IN 2.5 mi. SE   Story 
Spanker Branch (Stream) Brown County, IN 2.9 mi. S   Story 


Taxon Links for species Nyssa sylvatica  Marsh.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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