Apteria aphylla

(Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small

Fl. S.E. U.S., 309. 1903.

Common names: Nodding-nixie
Illustrated
Basionym: Lobelia aphylla Nuttall Amer. J. Sci. Arts 5: 297. 1822
Synonyms: Apteria setacea Nuttall
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 489. Mentioned on page 488.

Stems often purplish, 3–27 cm. Leaves often purplish, 1.5–4 × 0.5–1.5 mm. Inflorescences: floral bracts 2–4 mm. Flowers 8–14 mm; perianth purple or white with purplish longitudinal stripes inside throat and purplish perianth lobes; lobes erect, incurved and converging but not connate; outer lobes ovate to triangular, 1.5–4 mm; inner lobes lanceolate, ± as long as outer. Capsules 3–6 mm.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America (to Peru), South America (Paraguay), South America (Bolivia), South America (Brazil)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Apteria aphylla"
Deborah Q. Lewis +
(Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small +
Lobelia aphylla +
longitudinal +
ellipsoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Nodding-nixie +
2-6-flowered +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America (to Peru) +, South America (Paraguay) +, South America (Bolivia) +  and South America (Brazil) +
0–100 m +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
winged +  and 2-6-flowered +
erect +  and nodding +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
cup-shaped +, obconic +  and ovoid +
Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods +
sessile +  and simple +
1.5mm;4mm +
scalelike;lanceolate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
winged +  and ribbed +
blue-tinged +, white +, purple +  and greenish +
incurved +  and erect +
ovate +  and triangular +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Fl. S.E. U.S., +
subterranean +
filiform +
minute +
Illustrated +
slender +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (27 cm270 mm <br />0.27 m <br />) +
Apteria setacea +
Apteria aphylla +
species +
caducous +  and persistent +
1 +  and 6 +