Kalmia hirsuta

Walter

Fl. Carol., 138. 1788 ,.

Common names: Sandhill laurel
Endemic
Synonyms: Chamaedaphne hirsuta (Walter) Kuntze Kalmia ciliata W. Bartram Kalmiella hirsuta (Walter) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 483. Mentioned on page 480, 481.

Shrubs spreading to erect, 0.3–0.6 (–1.2) m. Twigs terete, viscid, puberulent, densely hispid. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.1–1 mm, hirsute-puberulent; blade elliptic to ovate, 0.5–1.4 × 0.1–0.8 cm, margins slightly revolute, apex acute, rounded-apiculate, surfaces usually puberulent, hispid, and stipitate-glandular, rarely glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, scattered along stem, usually solitary flowers, sometimes fascicles or compact racemes, 2–5-flowered. Pedicels 10–15 mm. Flowers: sepals tardily deciduous, green, lanceolate, 3–8 mm, apex acute, surfaces puberulent, hispid, stipitate-glandular; petals connate their entire lengths, pink (rarely white), red near anther pockets, with ring of red spots proximal to pockets, 8–10 × 10–15 mm, usually sparsely hirsute and stipitate-glandular on keels abaxially, puberulent at base adaxially; filaments 3–4 mm; style 5–7.5 mm. Capsules 5-locular, 2–3.5 × 2–4 mm, sparsely stipitate-glandular. Seeds not winged, ovoid, 0.2–0.5 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Open sandy savannas, sand hills, and pine barrens
Elevation: 0-100 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Kalmia hirsuta"
rounded-apiculate +
Shunguo Liu +, Keith E. Denford +, John E. Ebinger +, John G. Packer +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
Walter +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
elliptic;ovate +
coriaceous +
0.1cm;0.8cm +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
stipitate-glandular +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Sandhill laurel +
polypetalous +  and sympetalous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +  and S.C. +
0-100 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pendulous +  and erect +
subglobose;globose +
Open sandy savannas, sand hills, and pine barrens +
multicellular +
persistent +
10-keeled +  and rotate +
revolute;plane;toothed;entire;revolute;plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
2-40-flowered +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
puberulent +, stipitate-glandular +  and hirsute +
reduced +
not sticky +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
hirsute-puberulent +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Flowering May–Jul. +
4-5-carpellate +
Fl. Carol., +
distinct +
0.2mm +  and 0.5mm +
deciduous +
lanceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
stipitate-glandular +, hispid +, puberulent +  and glabrous +
Chamaedaphne hirsuta +, Kalmia ciliata +  and Kalmiella hirsuta +
Kalmia hirsuta +
species +
hispid +  and puberulent +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
spreading +  and erect +