Aconitum reclinatum

A. Gray

Amer. J. Sci. Arts 42: 34. 1842.

Common names: Trailing wolfsbane
EndemicIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Roots slender, elongate, fascicled. Stems erect, reclining or climbing, 6-25 dm. Cauline leaves: blade 3-7-divided with more than 4mm leaf tissue between deepest sinus and base of blade, 12-20 cm wide, segment margins cleft and toothed. Inflorescences open racemes or panicles. Flowers white to cream colored, 18-30 mm from tips of pendent sepals to top of hood; pendent sepals 7-10 mm; hood conic to nearly cylindric, 15-23 mm from receptacle to top of hood, 4-12 mm wide from receptacle to beak apex.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer (Jun–Sep).
Habitat: Shaded ravines of woods in mountains and upper piedmont
Elevation: 0–1700 m

Discussion

The only American species of Aconitum sect. Lycoctonum de Candolle, A. reclinatum exhibits elongate, fasciculate roots and the tall, conic-cylindric hood characteristic of that section.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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D. E. Brink +  and J. A. Woods +
A. Gray +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
expanded +
straight +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
3-7-divided +
12cm;20cm +
globose;cylindric +
Trailing wolfsbane +
nearly +  and sessile +
N.C. +, Pa. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
0–1700 m +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
white +  and cream colored +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
sessile +  and aggregate +
Shaded ravines of woods in mountains and upper piedmont +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
conic +  and nearly cylindric +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (28 cm280 mm <br />0.28 m <br />) +
membranous +
round-reniform +
compound +  and simple +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
toothed;incised +
capitate +  and coiled +
distinct +
reduced +
Flowering late spring–summer (Jun–Sep). +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts +
elongate +
slender +
not arillate +  and stalked +
deltoid +
3 (?) +  and 7 (?) +
not persistent +
distinct +
3 +  and 6 +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
reclining +  and erect +
persistent +
Aconitum reclinatum +
Aconitum +
species +
cylindric +, hemispheric +  and rounded-conic +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
herbaceous +  and woody +