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

General Information
Symbol: TIAMC
Group: Dicot
Family: Tiliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from USDA Forest Service. United States, FL. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 512. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
TIAU2 Tilia australis Small
TICA Tilia caroliniana Mill.
TICAR Tilia caroliniana Mill. var. rhoophila Sarg.
TIFL3 Tilia floridana Small
TIFLH Tilia floridana Small var. hypoleuca Sarg.
TIFLO Tilia floridana Small var. oblongifolia Sarg.
TIGE2 Tilia georgiana Sarg.
TILE Tilia leptophylla (Vent.) Small
TILE2 Tilia leucocarpa Ashe
TILEB Tilia leucocarpa Ashe var. brevipedunculata (Sarg.) Ashe
TILI3 Tilia littoralis Sarg.
TIPO4 Tilia porracea Ashe
TIPU Tilia pubescens Aiton


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Tiliaceae – Linden family
Genus Tilia L. – basswood
Species Tilia americana L. – American basswood
Variety Tilia americana L. var. caroliniana (Mill.) Castigl. – Carolina basswood

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Description of Values

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