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Tilia americana L. var. caroliniana (Mill.) Castigl.

Carolina basswood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalvalesIncludes cacao, balsa, lime, linden, basswood, daphnes, hibiscus, hollyhocks, okra, baobab, cotton, kapok, and many others
FamilyMalvaceaeIncludes okra, jute, cacao, hibiscus, many others
GenusTiliaAny tree of the linden genus Tilia. Probably a borrowing from a Mediterranean substrate, found also in Ancient Greek πτελέα (pteléa, “elm”) and Old Armenian թեղի (tʿełi).
var.carolinianaFrom the Carolinas

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Tilia caroliniana Mill.

Tilia caroliniana Mill. var. rhoophila Sarg.

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Tilia floridana Small var. oblongifolia Sarg.

Tilia georgiana Sarg.

Tilia leptophylla (Vent.) Small

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Tilia leucocarpa Ashe var. brevipedunculata (Sarg.) Ashe

Tilia littoralis Sarg.

Tilia porracea Ashe

Tilia pubescens Aiton


Tilia americana var. caroliniana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Tilia americana (Carolina basswood)

7/29/2023 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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