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Taxon: Liquidambar styraciflua L.

Genus: Liquidambar
Family: Altingiaceae. Also placed in: Hamamelidaceae
Nomen number: 22379
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:999. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • alligator-wood   (Source: AgroForest Tree [http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/sea/Products/AFDbases/af/asp/SpeciesInfo.asp?SpID=1078]) – English
  • American-storax   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • red-gum   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • satin-walnut   (Source: AgroForest Tree [http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/sea/Products/AFDbases/af/asp/SpeciesInfo.asp?SpID=1078]) – English
  • sweet-gum   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • amerikanischer Amberbaum   (Source: Zander ed13 ) – German
  • liquidambra d'America   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • ambraträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut [s.w.], Indiana [s.], New Jersey, New York [s.e.], Ohio, Pennsylvania [s.e.], West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [s.], Missouri [s.e.], Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Bogle, L. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978–. Flora de Veracruz. [= L. macrophylla].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 480.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  • World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-SEA. AgroForestry Tree database (on-line resource).
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Liquidambar styraciflua L.:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Liquidambar styraciflua cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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