Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees

  • Filed As

    Lauraceae
    Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees

  • Collector(s)

    D. E. Atha 6199, 21 May 2008

  • Location

    United States of America. Virginia. Virginia Beach (Independent City). First Landing State Park. North of Broad Bay, South of US 60 (Shore Drive), E of Fort Story Military Reservation, trail running roughly SE between end of cabin road and visitor center.

  • Habitat

    Dune Woodland; dominants include Pinus taeda, Quercus nigra, Ilex opaca and Sassafras albidum.

  • Description

    Tree 3 m tall, the trunk 8 cm diam; bark light grey, the furrows long, sinewy; leaf blades lighter under. This species is very common here in a variety of habitats.

  • Notes (shown on label)

    Sample preserved in silica gel at NY

  • Identifiers

    NY Barcode: 1087344

    Occurrence ID: c49878a1-5d5c-4c58-a6f8-3b261324918e

  • Laboratory Collections

    Tissue Samples, 01121626, D. E. Atha 6199, Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees - Accepted : Lauraceae (120.0) : : : Magnoliophyta;

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  • Region

    North America

  • Country

    United States of America

  • State/Province

    Virginia

  • County/Municipio

    Virginia Beach (Independent City)

  • Locality

    First Landing State Park. North of Broad Bay, South of US 60 (Shore Drive), E of Fort Story Military Reservation, trail running roughly SE between end of cabin road and visitor center

  • Elevation

    Alt. 5 m. (16 ft.)

  • Coordinates

    36.9185, -76.0431

  • Distribution

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The New York Botanical Garden
Flora of North America
Lauraceae
Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
det. D. E. Atha, 2008
United States of America. Virginia: Virginia Beach. First
Landing State Park. North of Broad Bay, South of US 60
(Shore Drive), E of Fort Story Military Reservation, trail
running roughly SE between end of cabin road and visitor
center. 36.91851N, 76.04307W, 0-5 m. (Coordinates and
elevation from hand-held gps and digital world map;
accurate to within a radius of ca 25 m). Dune Woodland;
dominants include Pinus taeda, Quercus nigra, Ilex opaca
and Sassafras albidum.
Tree 3 m tall, the trunk 8 cm diam; bark light grey, the
furrows long, sinewy; leaf blades lighter under. This species
is very common here in a variety of habitats.
Sample preserved in silica gel at NY.
Daniel Atha 6199	21 May 2008
NYdb
01087344