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Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, young trunk
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, bark
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, branches
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, foliage
Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, leaves
The trunk bark of Sideroxylon lanuginosum
ssp. oblongifolium, Chittamwood, is rough
and grayish brown with reddish brown inner
bark showing through in places.
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Chittamwood tree bark roughens with age,
developing deep vertical fissures and long
irregular vertical plates which have a
tendency to curl away from the trunk.
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Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp.
oblongifolium, Chittamwood, is one of four
subspecies (ssp.) of Gum Bully and is
found primarily in the south central United
States.
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Although it is called Chittamwood in some
areas, Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp.
oblongifolium, is also called Gum Bully.
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Leaves of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp.
oblongifolium are semi-glossy and dark green.
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The undersides of Chittamwood leaves are
lighter in color and have a silvery hue.
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The leaves of Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp.
oblongifolium also have a distinct yellowish midrib
on the top side with the rest of the venation (veins)
really only visible on the underside.
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