Tree Names Starting With Letter S

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1. Satinleaf

Scientific Name: Chrysophyllum oliviforme

Family: Sapindaceae

Native: Eastern North America, Coastal hammocks

Type: Evergreen

Satinleaf is an erect tree, typically having a single straight trunk. Its crown is oval or rounded in shape. Its bark is smooth and reddish-brown in color.

Its leaves are alternate and simple, being stiff and hairless with a lustrous, dark green color. The leaves are also parallel to one another and closely spaced.

Finally, its fruits are bisexual, fused, and silky cuplike calyx.

Suggested Video: Identification of Satinleaf Tree-

2. Sandalwood, Red

Scientific Name: Adenanthera pavonina

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Introduced from tropical Asia

Type: Deciduous

Sandlewood, Red is an erect, single trunk, crown spreading or rounded, dense tree with light brown or grayish-brown barks with alternate, bipinnate, blade, dark green leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual, yellow, or orange and have flattened, twisted legumes, and lustrous scarlet-seeded fruit.

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3. Sandbox Tree

Scientific Name: Hura crepitans

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native: Introduced from tropical America

Type: Evergreen

Sandbox Tree is an erect tree with a single trunk, and is often densely spiny. Its sap is clear and sticky. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate, and coarsely toothed.

Moreover, the stigmas are fused into an umbrella-like disk.

The fruit of this tree is large and vertically compressed, and is initially green before turning pinkish-brown when the seeds are expelled.

Suggested Video: Observing a Sandbox Tree-

4. Santa Maria

Scientific Name: Calophyllum antillanum

Family: Clusiaceae

Native: Introduced from the West Indies

Type: Evergreen

Santa Maria is an erect, usually single trunk, crown dense, rounded tree with dark gray or nearly black, diamond-patterned bark and opposite, tip rounded or notched leaves.

Its flowers are unisexual, fragrant, corolla narrowly tubular white lobes with yellowish-brown rounded drupe fruit.

5. Sapodilla

Scientific Name: Manilkara zapota

Family: Sapotaceae

Native: Introduced from Mexico and Central America

Type: Evergreen

Sapodilla has an erect, single stout, low-branching trunk with dark brown, finely furrowed, narrow ridged bark and alternate, simple, leathery, elliptic or widest, tip rounded, bluntly pointed, leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual, corolla white, spreading into 6 lobes, and have rounded, roughened, speckled, light or dark brown berry fruit.

Suggested Video: All about Sapodilla-

6. Sea-Buckthorn

Scientific Name: Hippophae rhamnoides

Family: Elaeagnaceae

Native: Introduced and cultivated in North America

Type: Deciduous

Sea-Buckthorn is a tiny tree with alternate, simple, narrowly linear and has unisexual, tiny, and yellow, produced in spikes or axillary clustered flowers. Its fruit is drupelike, rounded

or ellipsoid, bright orange, dark brown to nearly black seed.

Suggested Video: How to grow Sea Buckthorn-

7. Seagrape

Scientific Name: Coccoloba uvifera

Family: Polygonaceae

Native: Eastern North America, Coastal hammocks

Type: Evergreen

Seagrape has an erect, single trunk, a low-branched, dense, rounded crown tree, reddish or gray, peeling in whitish, gray, or brownish flakes and barks.

Its leaves are alternate, simple, thick, and leathery. It has unisexual, greenish-white, cup-like flowers and has enclosed within an egg-shaped or rounded drupelike fruit.

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8. Shadbush

Scientific Name: Amelanchier sanguinea

Family: Rosaceae

Native: Eastern North America

Type: Deciduous

Shadbush has erect or clumping trunks with alternate, simple, elliptic, surface green, oblong or nearly round, rounded or heart-shaped leaves.

Its flowers are white, linear, narrowly spatulate, inflorescence arching or drooping, and it has dark purple or black pome fruit.

Suggested Video: Facts about Shadbush-

9. Saguaro

Scientific Name: Carnegiea gigantea

Family: Cactaceae

Native: Western North America

Type: Evergreen

Saguaro has a single trunk and grayish-green, areole, broadly elliptic, spines needlelike bark with gray or with a pink tinge leaves.

Its flowers are nocturnal with the odor of ripe melon, have sepaloid greenish with whitish margins, and grow fleshy, ellipsoid, or obovoid fruit, exposing juicy red flesh and tiny black seeds.

Suggested Video: Exploring Saguaro National Park-

10. Sugarberry

Scientific Name: Celtis laevigata

Family: Cannabaceae

Native: Western North America

Type: Deciduous

Sugarberry has a crown open, spreading, ascending to rounded bark with slender, gray, and usually thin, papery, ovate, pale green curved leaves.

Its flowers are yellowish-green, tiny with elongating branches and have round brown to orange or reddish drupe fruit.

Suggested Video: Facts about Sugarberry-

11. Sapotaceae

Native: Distributed in North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central, and South America, Asia, Africa, Atlantic islands, Indian Ocean islands, Pacific Islands, and Australia

Type: Both Evergreen and Deciduous

Sapotaceae contains alternate or whorled, on short shoots, margins entire leaves with bisexual, inflorescence, usually fasciculate and axillary, rarely functionally unisexual flowers.

Its fruit is a fleshy berry-like legume.

The family is economically important for Sapodilla, from which chicle, used in chewing gum.

12. Salicaceae (Family)

Native: North America

Type: Both Evergreen and Deciduous

Salicaceae contain alternate, simple, and toothed, large leaves. 

Its flowers are unisexual or bisexual, borne in catkins or terminal or axillary clusters, the filaments free or partially fused, and has a tiny capsule, berry, or drupe fruit, splitting into 2 or 4 segments.

Suggested Video: Learn about Salicaceae Family-

13. Sapindaceae (Family)

Native: North America

Type: Both Evergreen and Deciduous

Sapindaceae has compound, unifoliolate, simple, alternate, or opposite leaves with unisexual or functionally unisexual, rarely bisexual, slightly bilateral flowers.

Its fruit is diverse, fleshy or dry capsules, drupes, berries, nuts, or samaras and contains toxic chemicals such as saponins are frequently present in the fruit.

Suggested Video: Fruits of the Sapindaceae Family-

Summary: Trees Starting with Letter S

Sr. noNameType of Tree
2Sandalwood, RedDeciduous
3Sandbox TreeEvergreen
4Santa MariaEvergreen
11Sapotaceae (Family)Both Evergreen and Deciduous
12Salicaceae (Family)Both Evergreen and Deciduous

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