Time has been short, so I've had to resort to my photo references again. This is drawn from a photo taken at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
The distichous definition is from "Manual of the Trees of North America" by Charles Sprague Sargent, published by Dover Books (orginally published in 1905). I find his descriptions often have information I can't find anywhere else!
Our granddaughter Angela calls this the "bell-bottom" tree because of the way the trunk flares at the base!
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