Slopes with forest of Juglans nigra, Tilia americana, Staphylea trifolia
Voucher for wood specimens at Kw, Lw, MADw, MEXUw, RSAw.; Shrub 2 m. tall, 2.1 cm. in diameter, 6 years old; wood pale, almost yellowish; several few-stemmed clumps in a patch; stems attractively pattened in greenish white with dark purple-brown mottling. Fruits few, inflated.