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Dendrology Lab Week 3

by: Naomi Hampton

Dendrology Lab Week 3 FORY 3100

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These notes are over the trees from lab week 3.
Dr. Nancy Loewenstein
Class Notes
dendrology, Trees
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This 14 page Class Notes was uploaded by Naomi Hampton on Sunday September 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FORY 3100 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Nancy Loewenstein in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Dendrology in forestry at Auburn University.


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Date Created: 09/18/16
Chinaberry Meliaceae Melia azedarach  Leaves: alternate, bipinnately compound, lacy dark green, musky odor, 1-2ft long, 9-16in wide, petiole lime green w/base clasping stem, leaflets lanceolate w/tapering tips, 1-3in long, margins vary from entire to coarsely crenate to serrate and wavy  Twigs: stout, glossy greenish brown w/light lenticels  Buds: no terminal bud  Flowers: clusters of lavender in spring  Fruit: tan when ripe, poisonous  Bark: chocolatey brown w/white lenticels, increasingly fissured with age  Range: most frequently in east TX; west LA; south to central MS, AL, GA, SC; north FL; non-native, invasive, mostly coastal, roadsides, fencerows, forest margins, old homesites, rare at high elevations, uplands to marshes  Site:  Form: up to 50ft tall, up to 2ft diameter, branches w/multiple boles Chinese privet Gleaceae Ligustrum sinense  Leaves: thin, opposite in 2 rows at near right angle to stem, ovate to elliptic w/rounded tip, hairless beneath, lustrous darker green above, pale green beneath, hairy midvein beneath  Twigs: opposite, long slender branching increases upward w/shorter twigs projecting at near right angles, brownish gray turning gray green  Buds:  Flowers:  Fruit: terminal, turns bluish/purplish/black  Bark: light gray to brownish gray, slightly rough (not fissured)  Range: dense infestations, MS, AL, GA, SC  Site:  Form: shrub, up to 30ft tall, often multistemmed Chinese tallowtree (popcorntree) Euphorbiaceae Triadica sebifera  Leaves: alternate, wide ovate to diamond shaped, rounded wide angled base and short or long attenuated tip, 2-3in long, entire margin, long petiole, dark green w/light-green mid and lateral veins, turn yellow to red in fall  Twigs: lime green turning gray w/scattered brownish lenticels, later become striations, milky sap inside when broken  Buds:  Flowers: slender, drooping spikes to 8in, no petals  Fruit: looks like popcorn when bloomed  Bark: light gray, shallow grooves  Range: southeast TX; south/central LA; central/north FL; southern portions of AR, MS, AL, GA, SClikes moist areas  Site:  Form: 60-70ft tall possible, up to 3ft diameter Chinese wisteria Fabaceae Wisteria sinensis  Leaves: swollen pulvinus, odd pinnate, alternate, margins entire, slightly wavy edges, leaflets oval to elliptic w/tapering pointed tips  Twigs: woody vines to 10in diameter, infrequent alternate branching, densely short hairy  Buds:  Flowers: dangling, showy, stalked clusters  Fruit: flattened legume pod, irregularly oblong to oblanceolate, velvety hairy  Bark: older tight and dark tray w/light lenticels  Range:  Site:  Form: climbing woody vine Japanese climbing fern Lygodiaceae Lygodium japonicum  Leaves: opposite on vine, compound, once or twice divided, generally triangular in outline  Twigs: slender, difficult to break, twining, climbing, wiry  Buds:  Flowers: fertile fronds have smaller segmented fingerlike projections around margins  Fruit:  Bark:  Range:  Site:  Form: Japanese honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera japonica  Leaves: opposite, simple, broadly ovate to elliptic to oblong, base rounded, tips blunt pointed to round, margins entire but often lobed in early spring, upper and lower smooth to rough hairy, under whitish, little fuzzy, stems hairy, juvenile leaves look different than adult leaves  Twigs: slender woody vine become stout to 2in in diameter, hollow stems  Buds:  Flowers: sepals/petals 5-parted, distinct or fused, zygomorphic  Fruit: turns bluish/black, size of BB  Bark: brown and hairy becoming tan, fissured, sloughing with age  Range:  Site:  Form: high climbing, trailing to 80ft long, branching, woody vine Japanese stiltgrass Poaceae Microstegium vimineum  Leaves: alternate, projecting out from stem, lanceolate to oblanceolate, blades flat, sparsely hairy on both surfaces and along margins, silvery midrib, little leaves  Twigs: alternate branching  Buds:  Flowers: spike on end  Fruit:  Bark:  Range:  Site:  Form: kudzu Fabaceae Pueraria montana  Leaves: alternate, trifoliate, slightly lobed, tips pointed, margins thin membranous, fine golden hairy, swollen pulvinus, hairy petioles  Twigs: hairy stems  Buds:  Flowers: light/dark purple flowers, pea shaped  Fruit: hairy legume  Bark: mature eventually rough, rigid, dark brown  Range:  Site:  Form: twining, trailing, deep mat-forming, ropelike woody vines mimosa, silktree Fabaceae Albizia julibrissin  Leaves: alternate, bipinnately compound, 6-20in long w/8-24 pairs of branches and 20-60 leaflets per branch, feathery/fern-like  Twigs: slender to stout, lime green turning shiny grayish brown w/light lenticels  Buds: no terminal bud  Flowers: powderpuff pink blooms  Fruit: flat, tan legumes in clusters  Bark: glossy, thin, light brown turning gray w/raised corky dots and dashes  Range: scattered plants or dense infestations in forests and along roadsides; nonnative, invasive  Site:  Form: leguminous tree 10-50ft tall, single or multiple boles sugarberry Ulmaceae Celtis laevigata  Leaves: oval w/acuminate or attenuate tip, base not serrate, palmate veining, 2-ranked  Twigs: zigzag  Buds: pseudoterminal  Flowers:  Fruit:  Bark: smooth w/warty stuff  Range:  Site:  Form: Oriental bittersweet Celastraceae Celastrus orbiculatus  Leaves: alternate, new leaves more narrow and acuminate, older leaves more oval w/little tips almost blunt, crenate  Twigs:  Buds: at sharp right angle  Flowers:  Fruit: in leaf axels, round, capsule, husk turns tans, opens orange turns red  Bark:  Range:  Site:  Form: twining, woody vine pecan Juglandaceae Carya illinoinensis  Leaves: odd, pinnately compound, falcate leaflets  Twigs:  Buds: valvate  Flowers:  Fruit: 4-winged husk  Bark: light gray, small tight scales  Range:  Site:  Form: thorny olive, silverthorn Elaeagnaceae Elaeagnus pungens  Leaves: alternate, simple, oval to elliptic, thick, irregular to wavy margins that may roll under, upper dark green or brownish green, entire underside silver w/brown diamond scales  Twigs: multiple stems, densely branched, brown, covered w/brown scales, hairy when young  Buds:  Flowers: solitary or in small umbels  Fruit: looks similar to olives in shape but red w/silvery scales  Bark: dark, drab, rough w/projecting shrubby thorns  Range: nonnative, invasive  Site:  Form: densely bushy shrub 3-25ft tall, scattered sharp stubby branches, long limber projecting shoots w/whip-like behavior trumpet creeper Bignoniaceae Campsis radicans  Leaves: opposite, odd pinnately compound  Twigs  Buds:  Flowers: orange, look like trumpets  Fruit: capsule w/winged seeds inside  Bark:  Range: native  Site:  Form: woody vine


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