Fl. South. U.S.,427. 1860
Phenology: Flowering late winter–early spring; fruiting spring–summer.
Habitat: Open or forested swamps, wet thickets, roadside ditches, saw-grass-palmetto marshes, estuarine tidal shores
Elevation: 0-100 m
Of conservation concern.
Vegetative reproduction is predominant, forming large clones from adventitious buds on shallow roots. Large, old plants ("small trees") are apparently rare in the field. Florida plants begin growth about a month before Missouri plants (J. W. Day 1975). Leitneria floridana is successfully cultivated as far north as Chicago, Rochester, and Boston.
The wood (sp. gr. 0.21) is lighter than cork (sp. gr. 0.24); it is used locally for fishnet floats or bottle stoppers.
|Author||A. Linn Bogle +|
|Elevation||0-100 m +|
|Habitat||Open or forested swamps, wet thickets, roadside ditches, saw-grass-palmetto marshes, estuarine tidal shores +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering late winter–early spring + and fruiting spring–summer. +|
|Synonym||Myrica floridana +|
|Taxon name||Leitneria floridana +|
|Taxon parent||Leitneria +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|