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Taxon: Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.

Genus: Sideroxylon
Family: Sapotaceae subfamily: Sapotoideae tribe: Sideroxyleae
Nomen number: 317879
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:122. 1803
Name verified on: 17-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • chittamwood   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Bumelia lanuginosa]) – English
  • false buckthorn   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Bumelia lanuginosa]) – English
  • gum bumelia   (Source: Trees US [as Bumelia lanuginosa]) – English
  • gum-elastic   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Bumelia lanuginosa]) – English
  • shittimwood   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Bumelia lanuginosa]) – English
  • coma   (Source: Trees US ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2001. World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= Bumelia lanuginosa].
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. [= Bumelia lanuginosa].
  • Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:169.
  • Pennington, T. D. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae.


Check other web resources for Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.:


  • Check 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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