Kalmia hirsuta


Fl. Carol., 138. 1788 ,.

Common names: Sandhill laurel
Synonyms: Chamaedaphne hirsuta (Walter) Kuntze Kalmia ciliata W. Bartram Kalmiella hirsuta (Walter) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 483. Mentioned on page 480, 481.

Shrubs spreading to erect, 0.3–0.6(–1.2) m. Twigs terete, viscid, puberulent, densely hispid. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.1–1 mm, hirsute-puberulent; blade elliptic to ovate, 0.5–1.4 × 0.1–0.8 cm, margins slightly revolute, apex acute, rounded-apiculate, surfaces usually puberulent, hispid, and stipitate-glandular, rarely glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, scattered along stem, usually solitary flowers, sometimes fascicles or compact racemes, 2–5-flowered. Pedicels 10–15 mm. Flowers: sepals tardily deciduous, green, lanceolate, 3–8 mm, apex acute, surfaces puberulent, hispid, stipitate-glandular; petals connate their entire lengths, pink (rarely white), red near anther pockets, with ring of red spots proximal to pockets, 8–10 × 10–15 mm, usually sparsely hirsute and stipitate-glandular on keels abaxially, puberulent at base adaxially; filaments 3–4 mm; style 5–7.5 mm. Capsules 5-locular, 2–3.5 × 2–4 mm, sparsely stipitate-glandular. Seeds not winged, ovoid, 0.2–0.5 mm. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Open sandy savannas, sand hills, and pine barrens
Elevation: 0-100 m


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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 +
Walter +
Sandhill laurel +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +  and S.C. +
0-100 m +
Open sandy savannas, sand hills, and pine barrens +
Flowering May–Jul. +
Fl. Carol., +
Chamaedaphne hirsuta +, Kalmia ciliata +  and Kalmiella hirsuta +
Kalmia hirsuta +
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