Lachnocaulon anceps

(Walter) Morong

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club18:360. 1891

Synonyms: Eriocaulon villosum Michaux Lachnocaulon floridanum Small Lachnocaulon glabrum Körnicke
Basionyms: Eriocaulon anceps Walter Fl. Carol., 82. 1788
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
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Herbs, perennial, cespitose, forming domes of rosettes, 15–40 cm. Leaves narrowly to broadly linear, gradually attenuate, 2.5–6(–12) cm. Inflorescences: scape sheaths as long as leaves; scapes filiform, 0.5 mm thick distally, obscurely 4–5-ribbed, pilose from base to apex (s Florida extreme of species glabrous-scaped); mature heads whitish to pale gray, globose to short-cylindric, 4–7(–9) mm wide; receptacle densely pilose; outer involucral bracts becoming reflexed, brownish, oblong to triangular, 1–1.5 mm, apex acute or obtuse, surfaces hairy abaxially and at margins; receptacular bracts dark brown, mostly spatulate, 1.5–2 mm, apex obtuse, distally with white, club-shaped hairs. Staminate flowers: sepals 3, dark brown, narrowly spatulate, 1.5–2 mm, apex acute, abaxially with white hairs; androphore pale, narrowly club-shaped, 1.5 mm, glabrous; stamens 3, appendages 3. Pistillate flowers: sepals 3, pale, oblong to broadly linear, 2 mm (enlarging to 3 mm), apex acute, distal abaxial surface pubescent, hairs white; gynoecium 3-carpellate; stylar column pale, dilated apically, appendages 3. Seeds pale to dark brown, not lustrous, ellipsoid, 0.5–0.55 mm, longitudinal ribs conspicuous, pale, transverse ribs less conspicuous, pattern fine but coarser than in L. beyrichianum.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Moist sands and peats of shores, pine savanna, bog and seep edges, flatwoods clearings
Elevation: 0–400 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., West Indies (Cuba).




Lower Taxa

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Facts about "Lachnocaulon anceps"
AuthorRobert Kral +
Authority(Walter) Morong +
BasionymsEriocaulon anceps +
DistributionAla. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. + and West Indies (Cuba). +
Elevation0–400 m +
HabitatMoist sands and peats of shores, pine savanna, bog and seep edges, flatwoods clearings +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer. +
Publication titleBulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club +
Publication year1891 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V22/V22 154.xml +
SynonymsEriocaulon villosum +, Lachnocaulon floridanum + and Lachnocaulon glabrum +
Taxon familyEriocaulaceae +
Taxon nameLachnocaulon anceps +
Taxon parentLachnocaulon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 22 +