Prosartes lanuginosa

(Michaux) D. Don

Proc. Linn. Soc. London 1: 48. 1839.

Common names: Yellow mandarin hairy mandarin
Basionym: Streptopus lanuginosus Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 201. 1803
Synonyms: Disporum lanuginosum (Michaux) G. Nicholson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 143. Mentioned on page 142.

Plants 4–7.5(–10) dm, finely pubescent. Stems sparingly branched. Leaves 5–15 × 2–5 cm; blade ovate to oblanceolate, rounded basally, adaxial surface glabrate or veins moderately pubescent, abaxial surface lanulose, densely so on veins, margins short-pubescent, hairs uniform, pointed sharply forward, apex narrowly acuminate. Flowers 1–3; perianth turbinate, narrowed basally; tepals spreading, greenish white to greenish yellow, linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic, 15–22 mm, apex long-acuminate; stamens included, 8–15 mm; filaments narrowly dilated basally, 6–12 mm; anthers 2–4 mm, glabrous; ovary narrowly ellipsoid, glabrous, ovules 2 per locule, pendulous; style stout, 8–12 mm, glabrous; stigma weakly 3-lobed. Berries bright red, 1–2(–4)-seeded, globose, 10–15 mm, glabrous. Seeds 5–6 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Rich moist, deciduous woods, coves
Elevation: 200–1600 m


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Ont., Ala., Ark., Ga., Ky., Md., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Recent collections have extended the known range of Prosartes lanuginosa from the unglaciated Appalachians to the other ancient, eastern North American upland, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Frederick H. Utech +
(Michaux) D. Don +
Streptopus lanuginosus +
Yellow mandarin +  and hairy mandarin +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Md. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
200–1600 m +
Rich moist, deciduous woods, coves +
Flowering late spring–early summer. +
Proc. Linn. Soc. London +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Disporum lanuginosum +
Prosartes lanuginosa +
Prosartes +
species +