Nyssa aquatica

ClassificationDicots
FamilyNyssaceae
Family (Traditional)Nyssaceae
GenusNyssa
SpeciesNyssa aquatica L.
Common Namewater tupelo
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Elliptic;Lanceolate;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Dentate;Entire;Serrate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Purple ;
*Average C-Value: 9.3
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Hickman (KY), Livingston (KY), McCracken (KY), Marshall (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Gibson (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), McNairy (TN), Madison (TN), Marion (TN), Obion (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1967 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100387206 Hickman Kentucky 19 Oct 1997 Ross C. Clark
23867
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387222 Marshall Kentucky 25 May 1997 Timothy J. Weckman
3490
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387198 Ballard Kentucky 05 Oct 1967 Raymond Athey
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387230 Coffee Tennessee 03 Jul 2001 Dwayne Estes
2440
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387248 Dyer Tennessee 09 Jul 1979 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
1628
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
BEREA017033 Weakley Tennessee
BEREA
Nyssa aquatica
BEREA017034 Weakley Tennessee
BEREA
Nyssa aquatica
31973000016458 Dyer Tennessee
KNK
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163631 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163638 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163625 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163651 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163639 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163627 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163652 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387255 Weakley Tennessee 29 Sep 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2102
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
31234100387214 Livingston Kentucky 01 Sep 1976 Raymond Athey
3619
EKY
Nyssa aquatica
BEREA017032 Gibson Tennessee
BEREA
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163647 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163622 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163882 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163641 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163650 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163630 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163626 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163634 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163643 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163635 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163637 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163907 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163623 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163644 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163624 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163629 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163648 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163881 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163640 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163628 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009399 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0112574 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0051843 McCracken Kentucky 29 May 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009400 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0103570 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0103712 Weakley Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009394 Shelby Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009397 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0103757 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163645 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163636 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163646 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163649 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163642 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163633 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0163632 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0068774 Chester Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009392 Stewart Tennessee 07 Aug 1974 Edward Chester
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009391 Stewart Tennessee 25 Aug 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009398 Tipton Tennessee
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009390 Trigg Kentucky 15 Aug 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0103456 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
HTTU007014 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Nyssa aquatica
UCHT035446 Fayette Tennessee
UCHT
Nyssa aquatica
UCHT035442 Tipton Tennessee
UCHT
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0067409 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
APSC0009401 Livingston Kentucky 09 Sep 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Nyssa aquatica
HTTU022057 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nyssa aquatica
HTTU007015 Ballard Kentucky
HTTU
Nyssa aquatica
TENN-V-0243859 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Nyssa aquatica
UCHT035443 McNairy Tennessee
UCHT
Nyssa aquatica
UCHT035444 Decatur Tennessee
UCHT
Nyssa aquatica
UOS03945 Coffee Tennessee 03 Oct 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132865 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132863 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132862 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
SWMT02890 Shelby Tennessee 23 Apr 1975 James H Graves
s.n.
SWMT
Nyssa aquatica
UCHT035445 Gibson Tennessee
UCHT
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132861 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132867 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132870 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132868 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132864 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132871 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
BRIT132866 Tennessee
VDB
Nyssa aquatica
SWMT02891 Benton Tennessee 17 Jun 1984 Brent Hedges
66
SWMT
Nyssa aquatica
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