Lechea deckertii


Torreya 27: 103. 1928.

Common names: Deckert’s pinweed
Synonyms: Lechea myriophylla Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 391. Mentioned on page 390.

Subshrubs. Stems: basal not produced; flowering erect, 7–30 cm, sparsely sericeous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate to subopposite; blade linear, 3–7 × 0.5–1 mm, apex acute or obtuse, abaxial surface sparsely pilose on midvein and margins, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 1–1.5 mm. Flowers: calyx 1–1.2 mm, outer sepals shorter than inner. Capsules subglobose, 1.2–1.5 × 1.1–1.4 mm, longer than calyx, with persistent stigma. Seeds 1(–2).

Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry, white sand-scrub and oak woodland margins
Elevation: 0–80 m


Lechea deckertii is widespread in xeric, sandy habitats throughout much of peninsular Florida and also occurs in the eastern Florida panhandle and adjacent southern Georgia.

Selected References


Lower Taxa