Nyssa aquatica -- water tupelo|
Nyssa biflora -- swamp tupelo
Nyssa ogeche -- Ogeechee tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica -- blackgum
Nyssa ursina -- bear tupelo
Nyssa is a small genus of trees with alternate, simple leaves. Most are highly tolerant of wet soils and flooding, some needing to grow in such environments.
Tupelo is a major honey plant in southeastern and gulf coast USA, producing a very light, mild tasting honey. In northern Florida beekeeepers keep beehives along the river swamps on platforms or floats during tupelo bloom to produce certified tupelo honey, which commands a high price on the market because of its flavor and the fact that it will not crystallize.