Trees, 10–30 m, , crown irregular; bark irregularly fissured; twigs puberulent. Leaves: petiole 6–20(–35) mm; blade elliptic to narrowly obovate, 5–12 × 3–5.5 cm, herbaceous, base cuneate to rounded, margins entire, rarely coarsely dentate distally, apex acute to obtuse, rarely acuminate, abaxial surface glabrous or puberulent, adaxial surface glabrous. Inflorescences: peduncle 1.5–2 cm, densely hairy; staminate (1–)2–5-flowered, bisexual and pistillate 1–2-flowered. Staminate pedicels absent. Flowers: ovary hairy. Drupes yellow, orange, or red, not glaucous, oblong-ellipsoid, 22–28 mm, smooth; stone 18–20 mm, with several roughened, longitudinal papery ridges.
|Ogeechee tupelo or lime|