Nyssa aquatica

Family:NYSSACEAE
Species:Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
Common Name:Water Tupelo; Tupelo Gum; Cotton Gum
Habitat:In standing water or damp soils near water.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Tree
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:NYAQ2
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, OBL (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyNYSSACEAE - Sour Gum family
Genus Nyssa
Species Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus - Water Tupelo; Tupelo Gum; Cotton Gum

Citation

Citation NYSSA AQUATICA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1058. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton s.n. (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Reveal, Phytologia 71: 470. 1991.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Bumelia denticulata Bumelia denticulata Rafinesque, New Fl. 3: 29. 1838 ("1836"). FLORIDA
Nyssa angulisans Nyssa angulisans Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 259. 1803.Nyssa uniflora Walter 1788, non Wangenheim 1787. 
Nyssa candicans var. grandidentata Nyssa candicans Michaux, var. grandidentata (F. Michaux) D. J. Browne, Trees America 426. 1857.Nyssa grandidentata F. Michaux 1812. 
Nyssa denticulata Nyssa denticulata Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 446. 1789. Without data (holotype: Catesby, Nat. Hist. Carolina 1: t. 60. 1730).
Nyssa grandidentata Nyssa grandidentata F. Michaux, Hist. Arbr. Forest. 2: 252. 1812.  
Nyssa palustris Nyssa palustris Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 175. 1796, nom. illegit.Nyssa denticulata Aiton 1789. 
Nyssa tomentosa Nyssa tomentosa Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 259. 1803, non Poiret 1798. "ad amnem S. Mary et in Florida",
Nyssa uniflora Nyssa uniflora Walter, Fl. Carol. 253. 1788, non Wangenheim 1787. SOUTH CAROLINA
Nyssa uniflora Nyssa uniflora Wangenheim, Beytr. Teut. Forstwiss. 83, pl. 27(57). 1787.  
Streblina denticulata Streblina denticulata (Rafinesque) Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 75. 1840.Bumelia denticulata Rafinesque 1838. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Cleburne, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Etowah, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, St. Clair, Talladega, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1880 - 1998

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
JSU134280 Marshall 13 May 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1612
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0016453 Montgomery 29 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25261
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC056116 Pike 30 JUN 1996 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10368
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
JSU134268 Cullman 4 Jul 1997 D. D. Spaulding
9667
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000038424 Limestone 02 Jun 2017 ENGLAND, J. KEVIN
7860
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
UNA00068716 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Brian R. Keener
1558
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
SAMF0003819 Barbour 02 Aug 2007 Diamond, A. R.
17851
SAMF
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000045283 Marengo 28 Jul 2012 J. Kevin England
3847
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000039315 Montgomery 29 Jun 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25261
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134271 Jackson 22 May 1998 K. R. Brodeur
697
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134138 Blount 13 Oct 1984 C. F. Nixon
951
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000021700 Butler 21 Aug 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19825
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC062867 Baldwin JUL 1968 BYFORD, JIM
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
UWAL0005458 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1558
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0035862 Blount 28 Jul 2013 Anderson, Kelly
0395
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134283 Madison 10 Jun 1976 R. D. Whetstone
8389
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00047690 Dale 08 Apr 1997 John R. MacDonald
10236
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134140 Blount 15 May 1993 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000030768 Baldwin 16 Apr 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4613
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA
JSU134278 Marshall 13 May 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1644
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC044701 Conecuh 8 JUL 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2619
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
JSU134274 Madison 25 Jun 1993 J. M. Ballard
2686
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014292 Mobile 10 Jun 1894 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134270 Etowah 31 Jul 1994 L. M. Hodge
2929
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC058338 Bibb 10 JUL 1999 SMITH, S. T.
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
TROY000021701 Crenshaw 03 Aug 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19693
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134263 Blount 22 May 1972 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU143536 Blount 24 Jun 1969 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134279 Marshall 11 Jun 1994 D. D. Spaulding
5493
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000007237 Covington 20 Oct 2000 Julie Crowell
3
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000039437 Macon 24 Jun 1969 ATKESON, THOMAS D.
69
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
USAM000004164 Mobile 09 Nov 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11850
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000021673 Cullman 11 Oct 1978 Robert Kral
62907
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00050813 Lamar 25 Apr 1985 Sidney McDaniel
28133
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
TROY000042258 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26186
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134261 Blount 24 Jun 1969 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0017460 Marengo 28 Jun 2012 England, J. Kevin
3847
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000041144 Elmore 14 Apr 2012 Robert Pullen
388
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0017678 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26186
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC000236 Talladega 16 AUG 1898 ANDREWS, ELIZABETH F.
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
JSU134276 Madison 28 May 1973 R. David Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014293 Baldwin 28 Mar 1880 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134137 Blount 17 Jun 1985 Pamela Phillips
009
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000007236 Barbour 02 Aug 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
17851
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU139025 Limestone 13 Jul 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9084
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134265 Blount 22 May 1972 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0043416 Baldwin 04 Jun 2000 Larsen, H.S.
374
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
AUA_ACC071744 Baldwin 15 APR 2011 BETHKE, R.K.
30
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
UWAL0019656 Blount 13 Aug 1987 Kral, R.
74200
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134275 Madison 10 Jun 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1793
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134281 Marshall 2 Sep 1979 Pat Wolford
0042
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
USAM000004162 Baldwin 21 Oct 1977 Michel G. Lelong
9962
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134272 Limestone 14 Jun 1996 R. D. Whetstone
18025
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134267 Blount 22 May 1972 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0039430 Jackson 27 Aug 2018 Webb, David H.
8588
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
AUA_ACC040793 Madison 10 JUN 1976 ATKINSON, T. A.
1793
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
JSU134273 Limestone 12 Oct 1998 T. L. Hofmann
01818
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134277 Madison 28 May 1973 R. David Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0005459 Butler 21 Aug 2008 Diamond, A.R.
19825
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134262 Blount 17 Jun 1985 Pamela Phillips
009
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0035135 Limestone 02 Jun 2017 England, J. Kevin
7860
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC005866 Macon 9 JUL 1968 JOHNSON, STEPHEN C.
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
JSU134266 Blount 22 May 1972 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134282 St. Clair 9 Feb 1984 C. F. Nixon
530
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC062866 Cleburne 13 AUG 1957 ADAMS, W. H.
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
AUA_ACC034635 Covington 15 APR 1979 COGGINS, W. A.
AUA
NYSSA AQUATICA L.
USAM000004163 Mobile 09 Nov 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11850
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134269 Cullman 12 Aug 1974 R. D. Whetstone
3642
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00050961 Perry 16 Nov 1995 Michelle Birk
641
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134139 Blount 15 May 1993 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134264 Blount 24 Jul 1969 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0014716 Washington 27 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3812
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
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