Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii

(Ashe) H. L. Blomquist

Brittonia 8: 268. 1957.

Endemic
Basionym: Asarum ruthii Ashe J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 14: 35-36. 1897
Synonyms: Asarum arifolium var. ruthii (Ashe) Barringer Hexastylis ruthii (Ashe) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Flowers: calyx-tube ovoid, 10-20 × 8-10 mm; lobes erect, 2-4 × 2-4 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering late winter–spring (Mar–Jun).
Habitat: Upland deciduous and mixed deciduous-conifer forests, often associated with shrubby Ericaceae in n part of range
Elevation: 300-800 m

Distribution

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

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broad" is not a number.

Alan T. Whittemore +  and L.L. Gaddy +
(Ashe) H. L. Blomquist +
Asarum ruthii +
triangular +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
merous +  and petaloid +
tubular +
enlarged +
fan--shaped +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, N.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
300-800 m +
sessile +  and petiolate +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
Upland deciduous and mixed deciduous-conifer forests, often associated with shrubby Ericaceae in n part of range +
axillary +  and terminal +
leathery;membranous +
petiolate +  and simple +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
puberulent +
2mm;4mm +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
inferior +  and superior +
Flowering late winter–spring (Mar–Jun). +
4-6-carpellate +
weak;strong +
distinct +
Asarum arifolium var. ruthii +  and Hexastylis ruthii +
differentiated +
Hexastylis arifolia var. ruthii +
Hexastylis arifolia +
variety +
differentiated +
evergreen +  and perennial +