Apteria aphylla

(Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small

Fl. S.E. U.S.,309. 1903

Common names: Nodding-nixie
Synonyms: Apteria setacea
Basionyms: Lobelia aphylla
Found in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 489. Mentioned on page 488.
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Stems often purplish, 3–27 cm. Leaves often purplish, 1.5–4 × 0.5–1.5 mm. Inflorescences: floral bracts 2–4 mm. Flowers 8–14 mm; perianth purple or white with purplish longitudinal stripes inside throat and purplish perianth lobes; lobes erect, incurved and converging but not connate; outer lobes ovate to triangular, 1.5–4 mm; inner lobes lanceolate, ± as long as outer. Capsules 3–6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods
Elevation: 0–100 m


Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America (to Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil).




Facts about "Apteria aphylla"
AuthorDeborah Q. Lewis +
BasionymLobelia aphylla +
Common nameNodding-nixie +
Elevation0–100 m +
HabitatBogs, alluvial and upland rich woods +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering late summer–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymApteria setacea +
Taxon nameApteria aphylla +
Taxon parentApteria +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 26 +