Carya ovata var. australis
Phytologia 19: 188. 1969.
Trees, to 39 m. Twigs reddish-brown, often turning black by fall or upon drying, slender, glabrous. Terminal buds reddish-brown to black, ovoid, 6-15 mm, mainly glabrous. Leaves 2-3 dm; petiole 4-12 cm, mainly glabrous. Leaflets 4-19 × 1-6.5 cm, terminal petiolules 3-12 mm; blades abaxially with a few hairs, and with small 2-lobed and 4-lobed peltate scales. Staminate catkins to 6 cm. Fruits 2.5-3 × 2.5-3 cm; husks 5-8 mm thick.
Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Wet bottomlands, rocky hillsides, and limestone outcrops
Elevation: 150-200 m
Ala., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn.
"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.