Corkwood - Leitneria floridana
Corkwood is a rare southeastern species of damp habitats, particularly in coastal areas. The common name is derived from the lightweight wood. The only member of its genus, this is a small tree, sometimes as much as 25 feet tall, but typically less. The alternate leaves are lancelike, broadest in the middle, and 7-8 inches long; they are smooth above and covered with soft hairs beneath. The bark is thin and somewhat fissured on older trees. Both the male and females flowers are borne in small catkins. The long fruits are broad towards the middle and contain one seed.