Callisia graminea

(Small) G. C. Tucker
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 70:118. 1989.
IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Cuthbertia graminea Small Fl. S.E. U.S., 237, 1328. 1903
Synonyms: Tradescantia rosea var. graminea (Small) E. S. Anderson & Woodson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, erect to ascending. Roots glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Stems (4–)15–25(–40) cm. Leaves ascending; basal leaf sheaths glabrous to pilose or puberulent; blade linear, 4–17 × 0.1–0.5 mm (distal leaf blades much narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened). Inflorescences: bracts often elongate, sometimes minute, 2–14 mm, if elongate ± herbaceous, if minute scarious. Flowers pedicellate; pedicels (0.7–)1.2–2 cm; petals pink to rose, 8–10 mm; filaments bearded. Capsules 2–3.5 mm. Seeds 1.5–2 mm. n = 6, 12, 18.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soil in pine-oak woods (especially longleaf pine and turkey oak) and pine barrens, often on sandhills, occasionally in thickets, old fields and roadsides

Distribution

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Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

I have not been able to confirm the record of this species from Maryland in M. L. Brown and R. G. Brown (1984).

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Callisia graminea"
Robert B. Faden +
(Small) G. C. Tucker +
Cuthbertia graminea +
Fla. +, Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
Sandy soil in pine-oak woods (especially longleaf pine and turkey oak) and pine barrens, often on sandhills, occasionally in thickets, old fields and roadsides +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum +
giles1942a +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Tradescantia rosea var. graminea +
Callisia graminea +
Callisia +
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