Sideroxylon lanuginosum

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Gum bully
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Sideroxylon
Species: S. lanuginosum
Binomial name
Sideroxylon lanuginosum
  • S. l. ssp. lanuginosum
  • S. l. ssp. oblongifolium
  • S. l. ssp. rigidum[2]
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Natural range

Sideroxylon lanuginosum[3] is a shrub or small tree of the family Sapotaceae. It is native to the Sun Belt and Midwest of the United States[4] as well as Northeastern Mexico.[1] Common names include gum bully, black haw, chittamwood, chittimwood, shittamwood, false buckthorn, gum bumelia, gum elastic, gum woolybucket, woolybucket bumelia, wooly buckthorn, wooly bumelia, ironwood and coma.


  • Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. lanuginosum (syn. Bumelia lanuginosa, Bumelia rufa)[5][6]
  • Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium (Nutt.) T.D.Penn. (syn. Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. albicans)
  • Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. rigidum (A.Gray) T.D.Penn.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1997-05-22. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Sideroxylon lanuginosum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  3. ^ Sideroxylon lanuginosum at Missouri Botanical Garden
  4. ^ "Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx. gum bully". USDA PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  5. ^ Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx. ssp. lanuginosum at Oklahoma Biological Survey
  6. ^ Bumelia lanuginosa at University of Florida

External links[edit]

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