Warea amplexifolia

(Nuttall) Nuttall

J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 7: 83. 1834.

EndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Stanleya amplexifolia Nuttall Amer. J. Sci. Arts 5: 297. 1822
Synonyms: Warea auriculata Shinners
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 744. Mentioned on page 742.

Stems 3.5–7(–8) dm. Cauline leaves sessile; leaf blades ovate, oblong, to lanceolate, (1–)1.5–4 cm × 4–14(–16) mm, base always clasping stem, amplexicaul to strongly auriculate (auricles ovate, 3–9 × 2–6 mm), apex acute to obtuse. Racemes 1–5(–8) cm in fruit. Fruiting pedicels 8–15 mm. Flowers: sepals white or pinkish, spreading or strongly reflexed, 5–8 × 0.4–0.6 mm; petals white, pink, or purple, broadly obovate to orbicular, 7–10 mm, blade 3–5 × 2–4 mm, claw 4–5 mm, minutely papillate, margins entire; filaments 12–15 mm; anthers 1–1.5 mm; gynophore slender, (8–)10–15 mm. Fruits (3–)4–7 cm × 1.3–1.5 mm; ovules 24–32 per ovary. Seeds 1–1.5 × 0.6–0.8 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Sandy areas, woods, oak scrub, pine barrens
Elevation: 0-50 m


Of conservation concern.

Warea amplexifolia is known from Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Polk counties. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References


Lower Taxa