Kalmia buxifolia

(Bergius) Gift & Kron

Nordic J. Bot. 26: 47. 2008 ,.

Common names: Sand-myrtle
Basionyms: Ledum buxifolium Bergius Acta Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 1(1): 213. 1777
Synonyms: Dendrium hugeri Small Leiophyllum buxifolium (Bergius) Elliott Leiophyllum buxifolium var. hugeri (Small) C. K. Schneider Leiophyllum buxifolium var. prostratum (Loudon) A. Gray Leiophyllum hugeri de Candolle Leiophyllum prostratum Leiophyllum serpyllifolium
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 485. Mentioned on page 372, 480, 481.

Shrubs erect, 0.1–1 m. Twigs terete or slightly 2-angled proximal to node, viscid, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves alternate or opposite; petiole absent or 0.1–2 mm, glabrous or puberulent; blade ovate or oval to narrowly lanceolate, (0.4–) 0.6–1.2 (–1.4) × (0.2–) 0.3–0.6 cm, margins somewhat revolute, apex obtuse, abaxial surface tomentulose, adaxial glabrous or sparsely puberulent toward base. Inflorescences terminal, corymbiform racemes or umbels, (3–) 6–8 (–18) -flowered. Pedicels 5–11 mm. Flowers: sepals green, lanceolate, 1–1.2 mm, apex acute, surfaces glabrous, margins ciliate; petals (spreading), distinct nearly their entire lengths, white or light pink, 3–4 × 2–3.5 mm, glabrous; filaments 3–5 mm; (ovary stipitate-glandular); style 3–4 mm. Capsules 2–3 (–5) -locular, (persistent style forming beak on each locule), 2.5–4 × 2.5–3 mm, glabrous. Seeds not winged, oblong to ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering mid spring.
Habitat: Open pine or oak woods in sandy soil, pocosins, and rocky summits
Elevation: 0-1700(-1900) m

Distribution

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Ga., Ky., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Kalmia buxifolia"
puberulent +  and glabrous +
Acute (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Shunguo Liu +, Keith E. Denford +, John E. Ebinger +, John G. Packer +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
(Bergius) Gift & Kron +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Ledum buxifolium +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
oval;narrowly lanceolate +
coriaceous +
0.3cm;0.6cm +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Sand-myrtle +
polypetalous +  and sympetalous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Ga. +, Ky. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, S.C. +  and Tenn. +
0-1700(-1900) m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
light pink +  and white +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pendulous +  and erect +
2mm +  and 3.5mm +
subglobose;globose +
Open pine or oak woods in sandy soil, pocosins, and rocky summits +
multicellular +
terminal +  and axillary +
opposite +  and alternate +
persistent +
10-keeled +  and rotate +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
2-40-flowered +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
distinct +  and connate +
reduced +
not sticky +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
Flowering mid spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
Nordic J. Bot. +
(3-)6-8(-18)-flowered +  and corymbiform +
distinct +
oblong +  and ovoid +
0.4mm +  and 0.5mm +
lanceolate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Dendrium hugeri +, Leiophyllum buxifolium +, Leiophyllum buxifolium var. hugeri +, Leiophyllum buxifolium var. prostratum +, Leiophyllum hugeri +, Leiophyllum prostratum +  and Leiophyllum serpyllifolium +
Kalmia buxifolia +
species +
hairy +  and glabrous +
2-angled +  and terete +
(3-)6-8(-18)-flowered +  and corymbiform +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +