Liatris savannensis

Kral & G. L. Nesom

Sida 20: 1574, fig. 1. 2003.

Common names: Savanna gayfeather
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 530. Mentioned on page 514, 516.

Plants (80–) 90–130 cm. Corms globose, irregularly cylindric, narrowly ovoid, or fusiform and caudexlike. Stems glabrous (often sparsely sessile-glandular). Leaves: basal (often withering before flowering), 1-nerved or 3–5-nerved, linear-elliptic, linear-spatulate, or linear-oblanceolate, (170–) 200–400 × 3–10 mm, gradually reduced distally, essentially glabrous, glanddotted (proximal margins pilose-ciliate). Heads in dense, spiciform arrays. Peduncles 0 or (spreading-ascending) 1–2 mm. Involucres turbinate-campanulate, (7–) 8–10 × (8–) 9–11 (–12) mm. Phyllaries in (3–) 4 (–5) series, ovate to oblong, obovate, or spatulate, weakly unequal, essentially glabrous, margins with (pinkish purple) hyaline borders, erose to lacerate, ciliolate, apices broadly rounded. Florets 9–17; corolla-tubes pilose inside. Cypselae ca. 4 mm; pappi: lengths ± equaling corollas, bristles barbellate.


Phenology: Flowering (Aug–)Sep–Oct(–Nov).
Habitat: Sandy pinelands, moist sites dominated by slash pine, sabal palmetto, or mixture of the two
Elevation: 0–30 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Liatris savannensis"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Guy L. Nesom +
Kral & G. L. Nesom +
decurrent +
not enlarged +
5-nerved +, 3-nerved +  and 1-nerved +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
mostly linear;ovatelanceolate +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
linear-clavate +
Savanna gayfeather +
white +, usually lavender +  and dark magenta or pinkish purple +
usually hirsutulous +  and hirtellous-pilose +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
0–30 m +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Sandy pinelands, moist sites dominated by slash pine, sabal palmetto, or mixture of the two +
in usually determinate , rarely indeterminate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
turbinate-campanulate +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
3-5-nerved +  and 1-nerved +
17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
200mm;400mm +
cauline +  and basal +
linear-oblanceolate;linear-spatulate;linear-oblanceolate;linear-spatulate;linear-elliptic +
reduced +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
lacerate +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
Flowering (Aug–)Sep–Oct(–Nov). +
18 +  and 40 +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
conic;spheric;usually flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
branched +  and simple +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Liatris savannensis +
species +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (180 cm1,800 mm <br />1.8 m <br />) +