Other Common Names/Trade Names: Red gum, sapgum
Scientific Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
Best Characteristics for Identification: Reddish brown heartwood with streaks of black in heartwood.
Uses: Veneer, lumber, furniture, acoustical applications, turned objects. Especially valuable when streaked.
General Natural Range: Southeastern U.S. from eastern Texas to Atlantic coast. North to southern Ohio and into New Jersey.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: None
Other Species Easily Confused With: None
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : Not applicable.