Smilax pseudochina


Sp. Pl. 2: 1031. 1753.

Synonyms: Coprosmanthus tamnifolius (Michaux) Kunth Nemexia tamnifolia (Michaux) Small Smilax inermis Walter Smilax leptanthera Pennell Smilax tamnifolia Michaux
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 475. Mentioned on page 470.

Herbs. Stems annual, immature erect, older climbing, 1–2 m, occasionally branching, herbaceous, glabrous; prickles absent. Leaves numerous, evenly distributed; tendrils numerous, long, functional; blade deltate-ovate, pandurate, or cordate-ovate, the larger hastate, thin, 5–12 × 2–5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous, glaucous abaxially, base truncate to subcordate; apex round to cuspidate. Umbels solitary or in sets of 3, axillary to leaves, 10–35-flowered, loose, subglobose; peduncle shorter than to 1.5 as long as subtending leaf. Flowers: perianth greenish; tepals 1.5–2.5 mm; anthers equaling or slightly larger than filaments; ovules (1–)2 per locule; pedicel 0.3–1.5 cm. Berries blue to black, subglobose, 4–6 mm, glaucous. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Bogs, wet woods, marshes, pocosins


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Del., D.C., Ga., Md., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Va.


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Lower Taxa

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Walter C. Holmes +
Linnaeus +
Del. +, D.C. +, Ga. +, Md. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
Bogs, wet woods, marshes, pocosins +
Flowering May–Jul. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Coprosmanthus tamnifolius +, Nemexia tamnifolia +, Smilax inermis +, Smilax leptanthera +  and Smilax tamnifolia +
Smilax pseudochina +
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