Fraxinus profunda pumpkin ash Oleaceae Bx, pb; R, t

Fraxinus profunda (pumpkin Ash ). Erik Danielsen. Pelham Bay Park, NYC. 8/2017.

Fraxinus profunda (pumpkin Ash ). Erik Danielsen. Pelham Bay Park, NYC. 8/2017.

Fraxinus profunda tree to 40 m tall; bark much like that of white ash (F. americana), finely network-ridged (reticulate). twigs hairy. Leaf scar more-or-less broadly crescent.

Fraxinus profunda leaves. © 2009 Will Cook. Carolina Nature. carolinanature.com

Fraxinus profunda leaves. © 2009 Will Cook. Carolina Nature. carolinanature.com (Accessed 3/2018).

Fraxinus profunda leaf underside. Copyright © Walter Muma. Ontario Trees & Shrubs. ontariotrees.com

Fraxinus profunda leaf underside. Copyright © Walter Muma. Ontario Trees & Shrubs. ontariotrees.com (Accessed 3/2018).

Leaves opposite, compound with 5-9 (usually 7) leaflets. Leaflet stems (petiolules) 0.8-1.5 cm long, blades mostly lance-shaped, tip long-pointed, margin smooth  (or nearly so); underside hairy, base pointed to rounded, often with unequal sides (inequilateral).

 

 

Fraxinus profunda flowers. © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. dendro.cnr.vt.edu

Fraxinus profunda flowers. © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. dendro.cnr.vt.edu (Accessed 3/2018).

Flowers mostly unisexual (monoecious); 4-parted no petals.

Fraxinus profunda maturing fruit. © 2009 Will Cook. Carolina Nature. carolinanature.com

Fraxinus profunda maturing fruit. © 2009 Will Cook. Carolina Nature. carolinanature.com (Accessed 3/2018).

Fruit dry, 1-seeded, winged (a samara), linear to spatula-shaped, 4-7.5 cm long, 0.7-1.2 cm wide, body cylindrical, wing flattened and over 0.7 cm wide, extending to at least middle of body.

Wetland status: OBL

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin:Native.

 

Habitat: Wet woods, swamps.