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Tricerma texanum (Lundell) Lundell. Texas Leatherleaf, Texas Mayten, Mangle Dulce, Gutta-Percha. Phen: (Jan-) Mar-Jun (-Jul); Jun-Aug (-Dec). Hab: Shrublands and thickets, commonly with Vachellia and Forestiera, mud flats, salt flats, low ridges, clay mounds, clay dunes, loamy sand, sandy clay, saline clay. Dist: Se. TX to ne. TAM.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: In Maytenus, this species has sometimes been treated as M. phyllanthoides var. ovalifolia Loesener and sometimes accorded species rank as M. texana Lundell.

Synonymy: = Biral et al (2017), Lundell (1971); = Maytenus phyllanthoides Benth. var. ovalifolia – FNA12, K3, Nesom (2009d); = Maytenus texana Lundell – Tx; < Maytenus phyllanthoides Benth. – Mex; < Tricerma phyllanthoides (Benth.) Lundell – K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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