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Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume
NORTHERN SPICEBUSH
Wild allspice

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Lindera benzoin, Northern Spicebush, flower
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Lindera benzoin, Northern Spicebush, flower

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Lindera benzoin, Spicebush, Howard County, MD, Helen Lowe Metzman ---.
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Lindera benzoin pistillate flower, March spicebush, Howard County, MD, Helen Lowe Metzman ---.
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Lindera benzoin pistillate flower, March spicebush, Howard County, MD, Helen Lowe Metzman ---.

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia @ BPI (1)
Andrenidae  Andrena imitatrix @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia confluens @ BPI (1)

Diplodia linderae @ BPI (4)

Phyllosticta linderae @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta lindericola @ BPI (6)

Sphaeropsis linderae @ BPI (2); 366495B (1); 366495A (1)

Sphaeropsis malorum @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis @ BPI (2)
Corticiaceae  Corticium albulum @ BPI (2)
Cyphellaceae  Cyphella mellea @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Monostichella falcata @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe @ BPI (2)

Phomopsis @ BPI (1)
Diatrypaceae  Diatrype linderae @ BPI (1)

Eutypa lata @ BPI (1)

Eutypella ludibunda @ BPI (1)
Dothideaceae  Dothidea collecta @ BPI (1)

Systremma natans @ 643546A (1); 643546B (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cichoracearum @ BPI (1)
Excipulaceae  Dinemasporium decipiens @ BPI (1)
Exidiaceae  Exidia glandulosa @ BPI (1)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Belonidium introspectum @ BPI (1)

Dasyscyphus cerinus @ BPI (1)
Megachilidae  Osmia lignaria @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Membracidae  Enchenopa binotata @ NCSU (7)

Micrutalis calva @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Nectriaceae  Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (2)
Nitschkiaceae  Nitschkia broomeiana @ BPI (1)
Peniophoraceae  Peniophora albula @ BPI (2)

Peniophora cinerea @ BPI (2)
Pentatomidae  Podisus maculiventris @ UDCC_TCN (2)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium apiculatum @ BPI (1)

Helminthosporium macrocarpum @ BPI (1)

Helminthosporium subrufescens @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Pleospora dearnessii @ 627513B (1); 627513A (1)
Stereaceae  Stereum sericeum @ BPI (1)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Valsa linderae @ BPI (5)
Xylariaceae  Anthostomella ostiolata @ BPI (1)

Creosphaeria sassafras @ BPI (3)

Hypoxylon callostroma @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon crocopeplum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon fuscum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon glomeratum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon microplacum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon perforatum @ BPI (2)

Hypoxylon rubiginosum @ BPI (9)

Hypoxylon sassafras @ BPI (27)

Hypoxylon serpens @ BPI (2)

Rosellinia linderae @ BPI (7)
_  Camarosporium linderae @ BPI (2)

Isariopsis linderae @ BPI (1)

Microdothella ramularis @ BPI (1)

Otthia hypoxylon @ BPI (1)

Sphaeronaema @ BPI (2)

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2. Lindera benzoin (Linnaeus) Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 324. 1851.

Spicebush, Benjamin bush

Laurus benzoin Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 370. 1753; Benzoin aestivale (Linnaeus) Nees; Lindera benzoin var. pubescens (Palmer & Steyermark) Rehder

Shrubs or small trees , to 5 m. Young twigs glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Leaves horizontal to ascending, strongly aromatic (spicy) throughout growing season; petiole ca. 10 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Leaf blade obovate, smaller blades generally elliptic, (4-)6-15 × 2-6 cm, membranous, base cuneate, margins ciliate, apex rounded to acuminate on larger leaves; surfaces abaxially glabrous to densely pubescent, adaxially glabrous except for a few hairs along midrib. Drupe oblong, ca. 10 mm; fruiting pedicels of previous season not persistent on stem, slender, 3-5 mm, apex not conspicuously enlarged. 2 n = 24.

Flowering spring. Stream banks, low woods, margins of wetlands; uplands, especially with exposed limestone; 0-1200 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va.

The flowers of Lindera benzoin have an unusually sweet fragrance.

Among the Cherokee, Creek, Iroquois, and Rappahannock tribes, Lindera benzoin was used for various medicinal purposes (D. E. Moerman 1986).

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