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Carya texana Buckley. Section: Carya. Black Hickory. Phen: Apr-May; Oct. Hab: Dry upland woodlands, glades, bluffs, sand barrens. Dist: S. IN, c. IL, n. MO, and e. KS south to c. KY, w. TN, c. MS, s. LA, se, and c. TX.

ID notes: The blackish bark, rather scaly and with prominent horizontal cross-checks, is distinctly different from our other hickories.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Jones (2005) stated that w. KY material of C. pallida is transitional to C. texana.

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA3, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tx; > Carya buckleyi Durand var. arkansana (Sarg.) Sarg. – G; > Carya texana Buckley var. arkansana (Sarg.) Little – C; > Carya texana Buckley var. texana – F; > Carya texana Buckley var. villosa (Sarg.) Little – F

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