Leucothoë fontanesiana

(Steudel) Sleumer

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 78: 438. 1959 ,.

Common names: Mountain dog-laurel or dog-hobble switch-ivy
Basionyms: Andromeda fontanesiana Steudel Nomencl. Bot. ed. 2, 1: 88. 1840,
Synonyms: Leucothoë axillaris var. editorum (Fernald & B. G. Schubert) H. E. Ahles
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 509.

Plants 1–2 m, branches spreading. Leaves: petiole 10–15 mm; blade oblong, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, 3–8 cm, margins entire or spinulose-serrulate, apex acute to long-acuminate, abaxial surface sparsely pilose. Inflorescences fascicled or solitary, sessile, dense, 20–60-flowered, 4–10 cm; bracts ± persistent, ovate-deltate, 1.7–2.2 mm. Pedicels 2–2.5 mm. Flowers: sepals whitish, lanceolate-ovate, 1.7–2 mm, apex acute or subacute; corolla cylindric, 5–7 mm; filaments papillate (sometimes also spreading-hairy); anthers 1.2–1.5 mm, with 2 awns, thecae divergent distally; ovary glabrous. Capsules 5–6 mm wide. Seeds ellipsoid or oblong; testa firm, reticulate. 2n = 22.


Phenology: Flowering mid spring.
Habitat: Woods along mountain streams, mountain ravines, moist slopes, often associated with Rhododendron maximum
Elevation: 200-2000 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ga., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Leucothoë fontanesiana"
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Gordon C. Tucker +
(Steudel) Sleumer +
dehiscent +
proximal +
furrowed +  and smooth +
not flaky +
Andromeda fontanesiana +
elliptic;oblanceolate;elliptic;oblanceolate;lanceolate;oblong +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
persistent +
ovate-deltate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Mountain dog-laurel or dog-hobble +  and switch-ivy +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
200-2000 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
hairy +  and glabrous +
flattened +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
subglobose +
Woods along mountain streams, mountain ravines, moist slopes, often associated with Rhododendron maximum +
20-60-flowered +  and sessile +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
pseudoverticillate +  and alternate +
persistent +
spinulose-serrulate +  and entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
epigynous +  and hypogynous +
reduced +
not sticky +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering mid spring. +
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. +
8-60-flowered +
distinct +
oblong +  and ellipsoid +
lanceolate-ovate +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 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. editorum +
Leucothoë fontanesiana +
Leucothoë +
species +
papillose +  and reticulate +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +
multicellular-hairy +