Smilax pseudochina


Sp. Pl. 2: 1031. 1753

Synonyms: Coprosmanthus tamnifolius (Michaux) Kunth Nemexia tamnifolia (Michaux) Small Smilax inermis Walter Smilax leptanthera Pennell Smilax tamnifolia Michaux
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 475. Mentioned on page 470.
Herbs. Stems annual, immature erect, older climbing, 1–2 m, occasionally branching, herbaceous, glabrous; prickles absent. Leaves numerous, evenly distributed; tendrils numerous, long, functional; blade deltate-ovate, pandurate, or cordate-ovate, the larger hastate, thin, 5–12 × 2–5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous, glaucous abaxially, base truncate to subcordate; apex round to cuspidate. Umbels solitary or in sets of 3, axillary to leaves, 10–35-flowered, loose, subglobose; peduncle shorter than to 1.5 as long as subtending leaf. Flowers: perianth greenish; tepals 1.5–2.5 mm; anthers equaling or slightly larger than filaments; ovules (1–)2 per locule; pedicel 0.3–1.5 cm. Berries blue to black, subglobose, 4–6 mm, glaucous. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Bogs, wet woods, marshes, pocosins


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Del., D.C., Ga., Md., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Va.


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Lower Taxa


Facts about "Smilax pseudochina"
AuthorWalter C. Holmes +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
DistributionDel. +, D.C. +, Ga. +, Md. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, S.C. + and Va. +
HabitatBogs, wet woods, marshes, pocosins +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering May–Jul. +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V26/V26 993.xml +
SynonymsCoprosmanthus tamnifolius +, Nemexia tamnifolia +, Smilax inermis +, Smilax leptanthera + and Smilax tamnifolia +
Taxon familySmilacaceae +
Taxon nameSmilax pseudochina +
Taxon parentSmilax +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +