Waldsteinia parviflora

Small

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 137. 1898.

Common names: Small-petaled barren strawberry
EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Waldsteinia fragarioides var. parviflora (Small) Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 72. Mentioned on page 71.

Herbs, 10–20 cm. Leaves mostly ternately compound, rarely merely deeply lobed; leaflets broadly cuneate-obovate, 3–5 cm, lateral ones asymmetric, margins commonly shallowly and irregularly lobed, surfaces sparsely hirsute. Inflorescences 3–7-flowered. Flowers 8–10 mm diam.; hypanthium obcampanulate, 2–4 mm, strigose; petals elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5–4.5 mm, shorter than to barely exceeding sepals, apex often acute; carpels 3 or 4.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Woods, mountains, and piedmont
Elevation: 100–400 m

Distribution

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

Discussion

Waldsteinia parviflora closely resembles W. fragarioides but has generally smaller flowers with petals shorter than to subequal to the sepals. The possibility that W. parviflora originated as a hybrid between W. fragarioides and W. lobata should be investigated.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Waldsteinia parviflora"
James B. Phipps +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
3-5(-7)-lobed +, cordate +  and rounded +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
free +  and distinct +
short-villous +
Small-petaled barren strawberry +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
not +  and aggregated +
100–400 m +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
short-villous +
crescent--shaped +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Woods, mountains, and piedmont +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
opposite +  and alternate +
deciduous +
cuneate-obovate +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
elongating +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
reflexed +  and spreading +
triangular +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
1 +  and 20 +
palmate +  and pinnate +
deciduous +
distinct +
basal +, lateral +, subterminal +  and terminal +
hairy +  and glabrous +
not hooked +
Waldsteinia fragarioides var. parviflora +
Waldsteinia parviflora +
Waldsteinia +
species +
not evident +
enlarged +
rhizomatous +  and scapose +