Historie des Plantes de la Guiane francoise [sic]1: 42, plate 15. 1775
Phenology: Flowering spring–fall ([Mar–]May–Oct[–Nov]).
Habitat: Marshes, seepage areas, springy places, and in or at margins of ponds, pools, streams, and on coastal plain
Some floras have recognized two species in our area, Mayaca fluviatilis, with leaves mostly 4–20 mm, pedicels shorter than the leaves, and capsules oblong-ellipsoid, nearly twice as long as wide; and M. aubletii, with leaves mostly 3–5 mm, pedicels longer than the leaves, and capsules ovoid to nearly globose, nearly as broad as long. Mayaca fluviatilis appears to be the more aquatic form and M. aubletii the more terrestrial one of a single species, and it is quite possible that all or most of the morphologic variation is because of differences in ecology. Experimental work is needed to test the variability in this species as a function of habitat.
The literature report for Virginia could not be confirmed.
|Author||Robert B. Faden +|
|Habitat||Marshes, seepage areas, springy places, and in or at margins of ponds, pools, streams, and on coastal plain +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring–fall ([Mar–]May–Oct[–Nov]). +|
|Synonym||Mayaca aubletii +, Mayaca caroliniana + and Mayaca longipes +|
|Taxon name||Mayaca fluviatilis +|
|Taxon parent||Mayaca +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 22 +|