J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 494. 2009
Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–Apr); fruiting late spring (May–Jun).
Habitat: Northeast- and northwest-facing bluffs above streams, calcareous bluffs
Elevation: 100–500 m
Ark., Kans., Mo.
Dirca decipiens occurs typically in more xeric sites than D. palustris and is frequently associated with Quercus and Juniperus. It is currently known from only four populations.
Flowers of Dirca decipiens appear about one week after those of nearby populations of D. palustris. The plants are relatively quick growing in cultivation and seed germination rates appear to be much higher than in other Dirca species. The leaves are parasitized, likely by Leucanthiza dircella Braun (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae).
|Author||Aaron Floden + and Lorin I. Nevling Jr. +|
|Common name||Ozark leatherwood +|
|Distribution||Ark. +, Kans. + and Mo. +|
|Elevation||100–500 m +|
|Habitat||Northeast- and northwest-facing bluffs above streams, calcareous bluffs +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Linny Heagy +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring (Mar–Apr) + and fruiting late spring (May–Jun). +|
|Publication title||J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas +|
|Publication year||2009 +|
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|Special status||Endemic +|
|Taxon family||Thymelaeaceae +|
|Taxon name||Dirca decipiens +|
|Taxon parent||Dirca +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 6 +|