Ceratiola ericoides

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 222. 1803,.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Ceratiola falcatula Gandoger Empetrum aciculare Bertoloni
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 491. Mentioned on page 490.

Plants 0.5–2.5 m; bark gray (interior surfaces reddish), exfoliating on older branches. Leaves 4 (6) per node; petiole appressed to ascending, tan, 0.5–1 mm; blade yellow-green to green, linear to acicular, 5–15 × 0.7–1 mm, base acute to rounded, apex acute, surfaces minutely glandular to glandular-hairy, with prominent, longitudinal groove abaxially. Inflorescences sessile; bracteoles 2 (–4), sessile, ovate, 0.8–1 mm, margins erose. Flowers sessile, tan to reddish-brown; sepals persistent, imbricate, ovate to orbiculate, 1–1.5 × 0.7–1 mm, margins fimbrillate; petals persistent, imbricate, 1–1.5 × 0.7–1 mm, margins fimbrillate; stamens reddish-brown; filaments 2–3 mm; anthers 1 mm; pistil reddish purple, 1.5–2.5 mm; ovary ovoid, 0.7–1 mm; style 0.7–1 mm, ± equaling stigma; stigma 0.5–1 mm. Drupes red (tan to yellow), 1.5–2 mm diam. Seeds (pyrenes) reddish-brown, 1–1.7 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun(-Nov).
Habitat: Deep, xeric, sandy soils of oak scrub, sand pine scrub, longleaf pine sand hills, fluvial sand ridges, and maritime dune fields
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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

Discussion

Ceratiola ericoides occurs in sites with low fire frequency, yet its seed germination is stimulated by fire once seed production begins at 10–15 years of age (A. F. Johnson 1982b). Leaves are strongly aromatic.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
Wayne J. Elisens +
Michaux +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
exfoliating +
acute;rounded +
yellow-green +  and green +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
linear;acicular +
coriaceous +
0.7mm;1mm +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +  and S.C. +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0-100 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
tan +  and reddish-brown +
pendulous +  and erect +
indehiscent +, septifragal +, loculicidal +  and septicidal +
globose +
Deep, xeric, sandy soils of oak scrub, sand pine scrub, longleaf pine sand hills, fluvial sand ridges, and maritime dune fields +
multicellular +
persistent +
fimbrillate;fimbrillate +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
persistent +
distinct +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
appressed;ascending +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Jun(-Nov). +
4-5-carpellate +
reddish purple +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
distinct +
not tailed +  and planoconvex +
1mm +  and 1.7mm +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate +  and orbiculate +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
reddish-brown +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
peltate +  and capitate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
straight +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
minutely glandular +  and glandular-hairy +
Ceratiola falcatula +  and Empetrum aciculare +
Ceratiola ericoides +
Ceratiola +
species +
young +  and old +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +