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: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Choctaw, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Geneva, Greene, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1880 - 1997

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
USAM000004163 Mobile 09 Nov 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11850
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00009277 Blount 16 Jul 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1448
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014291 Marion 17 May 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1005
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014284 Dallas 30 Sep 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
791
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134266 Blount 22 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000050252 Autauga 04 Nov 2020 Parker, Matthew R.
1897
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134270 Etowah 31 Jul 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
2929
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_71744 Baldwin 15 Apr 2011 Bethke, R.K.
30
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
AUA000039437 Macon 24 Jun 1969 Atkeson, Thomas D.
69
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UNA00050813 Lamar 25 Apr 1985 McDaniel, Sidney
28133
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014285 Geneva 15 Jun 1979 Haynes, Robert R.
7278
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134278 Marshall 13 May 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1644
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014286 Greene 5 Oct 1968 Thomas, Joab L.
1845
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
USAM000004164 Mobile 09 Nov 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11850
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00009278 Dallas 28 Jul 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1169
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009281 Jackson 18 Aug 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1469
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014435 Pickens 31 May 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1043
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134267 Blount 22 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_44701 Conecuh 8 Jul 1986 Diamond, Alvin R.
2619
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
AUA_ACC_62866 Calhoun 13 Aug 1957 Adams, W.H.
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
JSU134273 Limestone 12 Oct 1998 Hofmann, Tim L.
01818
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000007237 Covington 20 Oct 2000 Crowell, Julie
3
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000030768 Baldwin 16 Apr 2010 Hansen, Curtis J.
4613
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
JSU134275 Madison 10 Jun 1976 Atkinson, Tim A.
1793
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014283 Choctaw 26 Jul 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6773
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134276 Madison 28 May 1973 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134138 Blount 13 Oct 1984 Nixon, Christopher F.
951
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000038424 Limestone 2 Jun 2017 England, J. Kevin
7860
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UNA00009280 Fayette 07 May 1989 Burckhalter, Robert
1619
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014439 Tuscaloosa 23 Aug 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
681
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014288 Lamar 5 Oct 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
806
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134261 Blount 24 Jun 1969 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0035135 Limestone 02 Jun 2017 England, J. Kevin
7860
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_40793 Madison 10 Jun 1976 Atkinson, T.A.
1793
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
ALNHS00002356 Baldwin 03 Oct 2013 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1261
ALNHS
Nyssa aquatica L.
TROY000050656 Tuscaloosa 25 May 2018 Hansen, Curtis J.
7147
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0017678 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26186
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134137 Blount 17 Jun 1985 Phillips, Pamela
009
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014290 Madison 4 Jul 1980 Haynes, Robert R.
7963
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
TROY000021701 Crenshaw 03 Aug 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19693
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000039315 Montgomery 29 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25261
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0045179 Madison 03 Jun 2019 Ciafre, Claire M.
1489
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009276 Baldwin 14 Apr 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1355
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014437 Tuscaloosa 27 Sep 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
775
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009280 Fayette 7 May 1989 Burckhalter, Robert
1619
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134272 Limestone 14 Jun 1996 Whetstone, R. David
18025
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134274 Madison 25 Jun 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
2686
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00068716 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1558
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
AUA_ACC_62867 Baldwin Jul 1968 Byford, Jim
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UWAL0017460 Marengo 28 Jun 2012 England, J. Kevin
3847
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134140 Blount 15 May 1993 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000021673 Cullman 11 Oct 1978 Kral, Robert
62907
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014430 Baldwin 19 Sep 1982 Powers, Maureen
s.n.
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0052050 Madison 17 Oct 2020 England, J. Kevin
11411
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0043416 Baldwin 04 Jun 2000 Larsen, Harry S.
374
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0016453 Montgomery 29 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25261
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000045283 Marengo 28 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3847
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
SAMF0003819 Barbour 02 Aug 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
17851
SAMF
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00009281 Jackson 18 Aug 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1469
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014289 Lamar 17 May 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1003
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014434 Perry 29 Apr 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
463
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134265 Blount 22 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014293 Baldwin 28 Mar 1880 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
AUA_ACC_56116 Pike 30 Jun 1996 Diamond, Alvin R.
10368
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UWAL0049551 Morgan 11 Aug 2020 Webb, David H.
9113
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00047690 Dale 08 Apr 1997 MacDonald, John R.
10236
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134269 Cullman 12 Aug 1974 Whetstone, R. David
3642
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134280 Marshall 13 May 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
1612
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134279 Marshall 11 Jun 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
5493
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014287 Greene 10 May 1963 Thomas, Joab L.
743
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0039430 Jackson 27 Aug 2018 Webb, David H.
8588
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009277 Blount 16 Jul 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1448
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009278 Dallas 28 Jul 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1169
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134263 Blount 22 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000049848 Covington 11 Jun 2020 Diamond, Alvin R.
29317
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134268 Cullman 4 Jul 1997 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9667
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014292 Mobile 10 Jun 1894 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
AUA_ACC_34635 Covington 15 Apr 1979 Coggins, W.A.
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UWAL0005458 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1558
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134139 Blount 15 May 1993 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_58338 Bibb 10 Jul 1999 Smith, S.T.
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
JSU134283 Madison 10 Jun 1976 Whetstone, R. David
8389
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU139025 Limestone 13 Jul 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9084
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134271 Jackson 22 May 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
697
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0050375 Tuscaloosa 25 May 2018 Hansen, Curtis J.
7147
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UWAL0035862 Blount 28 Jul 2013 Anderson, Kelly
395
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00016947 Choctaw 11 Jul 1989 Burckhalter, Robert
1667
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014431 Perry 23 Sep 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
768
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00009279 Fayette 7 May 1989 Burckhalter, Robert
1612
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU143536 Blount 24 Jun 1969 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00009276 Baldwin 14 Apr 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1355
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00050961 Perry 16 Nov 1995 Birk, Michelle
641
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
TROY000021700 Butler 21 Aug 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19825
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0014716 Washington 27 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3812
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
JSU134262 Blount 17 Jun 1985 Phillips, Pamela
009
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014436 Tuscaloosa 13 Jul 1986 Horn, Charles N.
1143
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
TROY000041144 Elmore 14 Apr 2012 Pullen, Robert
388
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0019656 Blount 13 Aug 1987 Kral, Robert
74200
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
USAM000004162 Baldwin 21 Oct 1977 LeLong, Michel G.
9962
USAM
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_5866 Macon 9 Jul 1968 Johnson, S.C.
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
UNA00009279 Fayette 07 May 1989 Burckhalter, Robert
1612
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014433 Perry 19 May 1987 Burckhalter, Robert
1024
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
UNA00014438 Tuscaloosa 5 Apr 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
437
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134264 Blount 24 Jul 1969 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
AUA000042039 Tuscaloosa 25 May 2018 Hansen, Curtis J.
7147
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
AUA_ACC_236 Talladega 16 Aug 1898 Andrews, Elizabeth F.
AUA
Nyssa Aquatica L.
JSU134281 Marshall 2 Sep 1979 Wolford, Pat
0042
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000042258 Houston 23 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26186
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UWAL0005459 Butler 21 Aug 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19825
UWAL
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134282 St. Clair 9 Feb 1984 Nixon, Christopher F.
530
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
UNA00014432 Perry 26 Sep 1981 Haynes, Robert R.
8489
UNA
Nyssa aquatica L.
JSU134277 Madison 28 May 1973 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
TROY000007236 Barbour 02 Aug 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
17851
TROY
Nyssa aquatica Linnaeus
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