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If fire were to be excluded for any great length of time it would be succeeded by hardwood trees. Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum), Water Tupelo (Nyssa aquatica), and Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) are dominant trees but there is an admixture of a number of other hardwoods including Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii), Pumpkin Ash (Fraxinus profunda), Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), and Water Hickory (Carya aquatica). Page 33 SCIENTIFIC NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS Many persons look with abject horror at the scientific names which are given to trees, as well as all other living things, and wonder just why such names are necessary.
Catalpa–From the American Indian name. Celtis–From the classical Latin name of a species of lotus. Cercis–The classical Greek name for the Judastree. Chamaecyparis–From the classical Greek meaning a ground cypress. Chionanthus–From the Greek words meaning snow and flower. Cladrastis–From the Greek words meaning brittle and branch. Cliftonia–Named for Francis Clifton, an 18th century English physician. Cornus–From the Latin meaning a horn, referring to the hard wood. Cotinus–From the Greek name for the Wild Olive.
Asimina–From the American Indian name assimin. Betula–The classical Latin name of the birches. Broussonetia–Named for Auguste Broussonet (17611807), physician and naturalist of Montpellier, France. Bumelia–From the ancient Greek name for the European Ash. Carpinus–The classical Latin name of the hornbeams. Carya–From the Greek word meaning nut. Castanea–The classical Latin name of the chestnuts, from the Greek castana. Catalpa–From the American Indian name. Celtis–From the classical Latin name of a species of lotus.
The Illustrated Book of Trees: With Keys for Summer and Winter Identification by William Carey Grimm