Jump to content

Sideroxylon lycioides

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buckthorn bully
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Sideroxylon
S. lycioides
Binomial name
Sideroxylon lycioides
Natural range

Bumelia lycioides[2]

Sideroxylon lycioides, the buckthorn bully,[3] is a small tree in the family Sapotaceae. It is widely distributed in the southeastern United States from Texas to southeast Virginia.[4]

The fruit pulp is thin but edible and consumed by birds. Livestock browse the plant's foliage.[4]


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group.; Botanic Gardens Conservation International; et al. (BGCI) (2020). "Sideroxylon lycioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T156812221A156820753. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T156812221A156820753.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Sideroxylon lycioides (Buckthorn bumelia) | Native Plants of North America". Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  3. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Sideroxylon lycioides". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 632. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.