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Carya myristiciformis (F. Michaux) Elliott. Nutmeg Hickory. Phen: Apr; Oct. Hab: Hardwood flatwoods, bottomland hardwood forests, riparian and upland calcareous woodlands, nonriverine swamps over calcareous substrates, including calcareous clays and coquina limestone (‘marl’). Dist: Se. NC south to GA, and from wc. AL west to e. TX and se. OK; disjunct in Mexico (COA, NLE, SLP, TAM).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: The bronze sheen of the leaflets of this species is diagnostic. First reported for NC by Leonard (1971b).

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx; = Carya myristicaeformis – GW2, RAB, Tx, orthographic variant; = Hicoria myristicaeformis (F.Michx.) Britton – S; = n/a – C, F, G

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