Aletris obovata

Nash ex Small in J. K. Small

in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S., 286. 1903.

Common names: White colic-root
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 66. Mentioned on page 65.

Leaves 3–13 × 1–2.8 cm; blade bright green, elliptic to lanceolate. Scape 4–7 dm. Flowers: perianth white to creamy white, sometimes tipped with orange or pinkish orange, campanulate or obovoid, 7–11 mm, lobes turned slightly inward (see note under 4. Aletris lutea). Fruits: beaks abruptly narrowed distally. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–mid summer.
Habitat: Moist pine flatwoods and savannas, roadside ditches
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., S.C.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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

... more about "Aletris obovata"
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
oblong-lanceolate +
Victoria I. Sullivan +
Nash ex Small in J. K. Small +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
dilated +
narrowed +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
elliptic +  and linear-elliptic +
bright green +
elliptic +  and lanceolate +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
subulate +
unequal +
tunicate +  and scaly +
White colic-root +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +  and S.C. +
0–100 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
short-pedicellate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +, septicidal +  and loculicidal +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Moist pine flatwoods and savannas, roadside ditches +
umbellate +, cymose +  and spicate +
persistent +
3cm;13cm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
half-inferior +
many;several +
obovoid;campanulate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring–mid summer. +
in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S., +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br />) +
adnate +  and free +
1 +  and several +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Aletris obovata +
species +
subulate +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
rhizomatous +  and scapose +
3 +  and 2 +