Sideroxylon lycioides

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

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group.; Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). (2020). "Sideroxylon lycioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T156812221A156820753. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T156812221A156820753.en. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  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. ^ "Sideroxylon lycioides". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. 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.