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Any of several often thorny North American trees or shrubs of the genus Sideroxylon (formerly Bumelia), especially S. lanuginosum or S. lycioides of the southern United States, having very hard wood and black fleshy fruit. Also called buckthorn, shittimwood.

[New Latin Būmelia, former genus name, from Latin būmelia, ash tree, from Greek boumeliā : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + meliā, ash.]
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a thorny shrub of the genus Bumelia
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Noun1.Bumelia - deciduous or evergreen American shrubs small trees having very hard wood and milky latex
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Sapotaceae, sapodilla family, Sapotaceae - tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit
buckthorn - any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
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Watson Bumelia celastrina Kunth Coma Leucophyllum frutescens Cenizo (Berland.) IM Johnst.
Associated species in the region include yaupon (Ilex vomitoria Ait.), American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana L.), gum bumelia (Bumelia lanuginosa Michx.) and eastern baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia L.).
The large white seeds of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) have only been reported once as a relevant food source to white-winged doves (Schwertner et al., 2002), though other food sources include gum bumelia (Sideroxylon lanuginosum lanuginosum) and crushed or fragmented pecan (Carya illinoinensis).
Finally, it would have been useful to include a short discussion in the introduction or preface on some of the more recent and divergent taxonomic changes in some genera such as some Desomodium to Hylodesmum, some Lespedeza to Kummerowia, Psoralea to Orbexilum or Pediomelum, Coronilla to Securigera, Bumelia to Sideroxylon, Saxifraga to Micranthes, Dodecatheon to Primula, Hybanthus to Cubelium, etc.
Para Costa Rica, el ultimo tratamiento de esta familia fue publicado por Standley (1938) donde se tratan ocho generos: Achras L., Bumelia Sw., Calocarpum Pierre, Chrysophyllum L., Dipholis A.
Bully-buckthorn (Bumelia lycioides) and hawthorns (Crataegus crus-galli and, at upper levels, C.
Riparian zones made up < 5% of the total area and were dominated by Populus deltoides, Ulmus americana, Bumelia lanuginosa and Sapindus Drummondii (Fuhlendorf et al., 2002).