Leucothoë axillaris

(Lamarck) D. Don

Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834 ,.

Common names: Swamp dog-laurel coastal dog-hobble
Basionyms: Andromeda axillaris Lamarck in J. Lamarck et al., Encycl. 1: 157. 1783
Synonyms: Leucothoë axillaris var. ambigens Fernald Leucothoë catesbaei Small Leucothoë platyphylla
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 509.

Plants 1–2 m, branches spreading. Leaves: petiole 5–10 mm; blade oblong, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, 3–8 cm, margins entire or spinulose-serrulate, apex acute to abruptly short-acuminate, abaxial surface glabrous or sparsely hairy. Inflorescences fascicled or solitary, sessile, dense, 8–30-flowered, 2–4 (–5) cm; bracts ± deciduous, ovate, 2–2.5 mm. Pedicels 2.2–2.5 mm. Flowers: sepals whitish, broadly ovate, 1.5–2 mm, apex obtuse or rounded; corolla cylindric, 6–8 mm; filaments spreading-hairy, papillate; anthers 0.7–1.2 mm, with 2 awns, thecae divergent distally; ovary glabrous. Capsules (4.5–) 5–6 mm wide. Seeds angular; testa firm, papillose. 2n = 22.


Phenology: Flowering early-mid spring.
Habitat: Flood plains of black-water streams, coastal plain
Elevation: 0-200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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"entire" is not a number.

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hairy +  and glabrous +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
Gordon C. Tucker +
(Lamarck) D. Don +
dehiscent +
proximal +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Andromeda axillaris +
elliptic;oblanceolate;elliptic;oblanceolate;lanceolate;oblong +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
deciduous +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Swamp dog-laurel +  and coastal dog-hobble +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0-200 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
spreading-hairy +
flattened +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
subglobose +
Flood plains of black-water streams, coastal plain +
8-30-flowered +  and sessile +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +
spinulose-serrulate +  and entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Flowering early-mid spring. +
Edinburgh New Philos. J. +
8-60-flowered +
distinct +
wedge--shaped +, flattened +, angular +, oblong +  and ellipsoid +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
procumbent +  and creeping +
spreading +  and erect +
capitate +  and peltate +
straight +
reticulodromous +
hairy +, glabrous +  and not glaucous +
Leucothoë axillaris var. ambigens +, Leucothoë catesbaei +  and Leucothoë platyphylla +
Leucothoë axillaris +
Leucothoë +
species +
papillose +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +