Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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1 Bud scales blunt, only slightly keeled
1 Bud scales often acute, keeled.
..2 Leaf undersurfaces with cuticular papillae along the stomatal bands; shrubs or small trees to 10 m tall; [of Panhandle FL]
..2 Leaf undersurfaces usually lacking cuticular papillae along the stomatal bands; shrubs to 2 m tall (or trees in T. cuspidata); [of w. NC and VA northward, or naturalized from plantings].
....3 Stomata in (4-) 5-9 (-11) rows on each side of midvein; [native of ne. N. America, south to w. NC and VA]
....3 Stomata in (7-) 9-14 (-17) rows on each side of midvein; [alien]