Water Tupelo

Taxobox
name = Tupelo


image_width = 240px
image_caption = Water Tupelo
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Cornales
familia = Cornaceae (Nyssaceae)
genus = "Nyssa"
genus_authority = L.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = "Nyssa aquatica" - Water Tupelo "Nyssa biflora" - Swamp Tupelo "Nyssa javanica" - Indonesian Tupelo "Nyssa leptophylla" - Hunan Tupelo "Nyssa ogeche" - Ogeechee Tupelo "Nyssa sinensis" - Chinese Tupelo "Nyssa sylvatica" - Black Tupelo "Nyssa ursina" - Bear Tupelo "Nyssa yunnanensis" - Yunnan Tupelo

Water tupelo (Nyssa aquatica), also called cottongum, sourgum, swamp tupelo, tupelo-gum, and water-gum, is a large, long-lived tupelo tree that grows in U.S. southern swamps and flood plains where its root system is periodically under water. It has a swollen base that tapers to a long, clear bole and often occurs in pure stands. A good mature tree will produce commercial timber used for furniture and crates. Many kinds of wildlife eat the fruits and it is a favored honey tree.

The swollen base of the water tupelo is the source of a favored wood of wood carvers.

References

* [http://rnrstreamer.lsu.edu/ecosystems/webtour/species/watertupelo/watertupelo.htm Page on "Nyssa aquatica" in America] , from Louisiana State University
* [http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/frame/nyaq2.htm "Nyssa aquatica" images at bioimages.vanderbilt.edu]
* [http://eggtooth.homestead.com/AboutTupeloWood.html All About Tupelo Wood]


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  • Water tupelo — Wa ter tu pe*lo (Bot.) A species of large tupelo ({Nyssa aquatica}) growing in swamps in the southern of the United States. See {Ogeechee lime}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Tupelo — Tupelo, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 177 Housing Units (2000): 93 Land area (2000): 0.311330 sq. miles (0.806342 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.311330 sq. miles (0.806342 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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