Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carya texana Buckley. 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

Syn: = Ar, FNA3, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, NcTx, Tx; > Carya buckleyi var. arkansana – G; > Carya texana var. arkansana – C; > Carya texana var. texana – F; > Carya texana var. villosa – F

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source
image of plant© Aidan Campos source