Nolina atopocarpa

Bartlett

Rhodora 11: 81. 1909.

Common names: Florida beargrass
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 417. Mentioned on page 411, 416.

Plants acaulescent, cespitose; rosettes from bulblike bases, with vertical, subterranean caudices. Leaf-blades wiry, lax or stiff, grasslike, flattened, 45–85 cm × 1.5–4.5 mm, not glaucous; margins serrulate, with close-set, cartilaginous teeth, rarely entire; inflorescence leaf-blades 1.5–6.5 cm. Scape 2.5–6 dm. Inflorescences racemose, sometimes branched, 6.5–9 dm × 0.7–2.8 (–20) cm; bracts caducous, 1.5–3.5 mm, apex acute, fragile. Flowers: tepals 1.3–2.5 mm; fertile stamens: anthers up to 1 mm; pistil not ridged; pedicel recurved in age, not dilated, proximal to joint 1–1.5 mm, distal to joint 1.2–2 mm. Capsules asymmetrical, rounded, inflated, 4–4.5 × (3.5–) 4–5.5 mm, tapering at base. Seeds closely invested in capsule, rounded, 3–4.1 × 2.4–3.2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Sandy loam, often with peat in pine flatwoods
Elevation: 0–50 m

Discussion

Nolina atopocarpa is fire-tolerant and possibly fire-dependent. It is found primarily on the east side of the Apalachicola River in Liberty and Franklin counties and scattered counties in eastern Florida. The plants are extremely rare and are listed as endangered by the state of Florida.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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longitudinal +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
William J. Hess +
Bartlett +
expanding +
elliptic +, ovate +, oblanceolate +, lanceolate +  and linear +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
thick +  and thin +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
scale-like +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
tapering +, inflated +  and rounded +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
subterranean +
Florida beargrass +
0–50 m +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
staminate +  and pistillate +
firm-walled +, thin-walled +  and capsular +
rounded +, notched +, inflated +  and 3-lobed +
fleshy +  and dry +
Sandy loam, often with peat in pine flatwoods +
2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (6.5 cm65 mm <br />0.065 m <br />) +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br /> (85 cm850 mm <br />0.85 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
long-lived +  and annual +
entire +  and serrulate +
denticulate +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
not dilated +
semisucculent +
Flowering summer. +
not ridged +
reduced +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.41 cm4.1 mm <br />0.0041 m <br />) +
rounded +
0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br /> (0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
exserted +  and included +
aboveground +  and subterranean +
3 +  and 1 +
list +  and count +
exserted +  and included +
Nolina atopocarpa +
species +
white;cream or tan +
connate +  and distinct +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
plant +  and cespitose +
polygamodioecious +, dioecious +, monoecious +, polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +