Kalmia buxifolia

(Bergius) Gift & Kron

Nordic J. Bot. 26: 47. 2008 ,.

Common names: Sand-myrtle
Basionym: Ledum buxifolium Bergius Acta Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 1(1): 213. 1777
Synonyms: Dendrium hugeri Small Leiophyllum buxifolium (Bergius) Elliott Leiophyllum buxifolium var. hugeri (Small) C. K. Schneider Leiophyllum buxifolium var. prostratum (Loudon) A. Gray Leiophyllum hugeri de Candolle Leiophyllum prostratum Leiophyllum serpyllifolium
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 485. Mentioned on page 372, 480, 481.

Shrubs erect, 0.1–1 m. Twigs terete or slightly 2-angled proximal to node, viscid, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves alternate or opposite; petiole absent or 0.1–2 mm, glabrous or puberulent; blade ovate or oval to narrowly lanceolate, (0.4–)0.6–1.2(–1.4) × (0.2–)0.3–0.6 cm, margins somewhat revolute, apex obtuse, abaxial surface tomentulose, adaxial glabrous or sparsely puberulent toward base. Inflorescences terminal, corymbiform racemes or umbels, (3–)6–8(–18)-flowered. Pedicels 5–11 mm. Flowers: sepals green, lanceolate, 1–1.2 mm, apex acute, surfaces glabrous, margins ciliate; petals (spreading), distinct nearly their entire lengths, white or light pink, 3–4 × 2–3.5 mm, glabrous; filaments 3–5 mm; (ovary stipitate-glandular); style 3–4 mm. Capsules 2–3(–5)-locular, (persistent style forming beak on each locule), 2.5–4 × 2.5–3 mm, glabrous. Seeds not winged, oblong to ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring.
Habitat: Open pine or oak woods in sandy soil, pocosins, and rocky summits
Elevation: 0-1700(-1900) m


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Ga., Ky., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn.


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Lower Taxa

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Shunguo Liu +, Keith E. Denford +, John E. Ebinger +, John G. Packer +  and Gordon C. Tucker +
(Bergius) Gift & Kron +
Ledum buxifolium +
Sand-myrtle +
Ga. +, Ky. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, S.C. +  and Tenn. +
0-1700(-1900) m +
Open pine or oak woods in sandy soil, pocosins, and rocky summits +
Flowering mid spring. +
Nordic J. Bot. +
Dendrium hugeri +, Leiophyllum buxifolium +, Leiophyllum buxifolium var. hugeri +, Leiophyllum buxifolium var. prostratum +, Leiophyllum hugeri +, Leiophyllum prostratum +  and Leiophyllum serpyllifolium +
Kalmia buxifolia +
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