Piriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana

(Walter) Arbo

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 351. 1990

Common names: Pitted stripeseed
Selected by author to be illustrated
Basionyms: Waltheria caroliniana Walter Fl. Carol. 175. 1788
Synonyms: Piriqueta caroliniana (Walter) Urban P. caroliniana var. tomentosa Urban P. caroliniana var. viridis (Small) G. S. Torrey P. glabra unknown P. viridis unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 166.
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Illustrator: Linny Heagy
Plants 10–60 cm. Leaves: petiole to 2(–8) mm; blade linear to elliptic or obovate, 8–70 × 1.5–22 mm, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse or acute, surfaces tomentose or glabrous. Peduncles and pedicels erect-ascending, combined length 6.5–22 mm. Flowers not self compatible; calyx 4.7–11 mm, tube 1.3–3 mm; petals 8–24 × 3–15 mm; stamens 3–5 mm in long-styled flowers, 5–9 mm in short-styled flowers; styles often forked, 3.5–6 mm in long-styled flowers, 1.3–3 mm in short-styled flowers. Capsules ovoid, 4–8 mm. Seeds 12–30, dark, 1.5–2.1 × 0.9–1.2 mm; aril unilateral, 1–2 mm. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting year-round.
Habitat: Marshes to dry pinelands and sand scrub, dry or scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, roadsides, other ruderal areas, sandy soil
Elevation: 0–60 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., S.C., West Indies, South America.


Some authors consider </i>subsp.<i> caroliniana to be a species complex composed of multiple morphotypes that hybridize along a wide zone in Florida; North American populations would have been derived from three independent migrations from the northern Bahamas (M. B. Cruzan 2005; S. D. Maskas and Cruzan 2000; K. McBreen and Cruzan 2004; Jiongqion Wang and Cruzan 1998). The morphotypes differ mainly in leaf shape and indument; leaf traits and plasticity responses toward narrower shape and higher trichome density are associated with increased drought conditions (J. J. Picotte et al. 2009).



Lower Taxa

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AuthorMaría Mercedes Arbo +
Authority(Walter) Arbo +
BasionymsWaltheria caroliniana +
Common namePitted stripeseed +
DistributionAla. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, S.C. +, West Indies + and South America. +
Elevation0–60 m +
HabitatMarshes to dry pinelands and sand scrub, dry or scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, roadsides, other ruderal areas, sandy soil +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting year-round. +
Publication titleAnn. Missouri Bot. Gard. +
Publication year1990 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V6/V6 303.xml +
Special statusSelected by author to be illustrated +
SynonymsPiriqueta caroliniana +, P. caroliniana var. tomentosa +, P. caroliniana var. viridis +, P. glabra + and P. viridis +
Taxon familyTurneraceae +
Taxon namePiriqueta cistoides subsp. caroliniana +
Taxon parentPiriqueta cistoides +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +