Taxon: Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.

Genus: Sideroxylon
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Tribe: Sideroxyleae
Nomen number: 317879
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:122. 1803
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • chittamwood  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • false buckthorn  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • gum bumelia  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • gum-elastic  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • shittimwood  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • coma  (Source: Trees US) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona


  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. 2001 (L Sapotaceae)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:169.
  • Pennington, T. D. The genera of the Sapotaceae. 1991 (Gen Sapot)


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