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Dirca palustris

Dirca palustris L.

 

Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
FamilyThymelaeaceaeTrees and perennial shrubs with fibrous bark, mostly tropical, mostly African
GenusDircaFrom Greek dirke, “a fountain,” specifically a fountain northwest of Thebes in Boeotia, referring to its moist habitat
Speciespalustris“Growing in marshes”

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Dirca palustris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Jul 2013.

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Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

4/29/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 3½ × 4" (9.4 × 10 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

4/29/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 10 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm)

Dirca palustris (Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherwood)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

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