Warea carteri


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 36: 159. 1909.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 743. Mentioned on page 232, 742.

Stems (4–)5–14 dm. Cauline leaves petiolate (petiole 0.1–0.8 cm proximally, obsolete distally); blade usually linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate or narrowly oblong, rarely linear, 1–4.5 cm × 1–6(–10) mm, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse to subapiculate. Racemes 0.4–3(–4) cm in fruit. Fruiting pedicels 4–10 mm. Flowers: sepals white, spreading or reflexed, 3–5 × 0.3–0.5 mm; petals white, broadly obovate to suborbicular, 4–6 mm, blade 2–3 × 2–3 mm, claw 2–3 mm, coarsely papillate to pubescent, margins crisped; filaments 5–7 mm; anthers 1–1.5 mm; gynophore slender, 3–6(–7) mm. Fruits 3–5(–6) cm × 1–1.5 mm; ovules 22–34 per ovary; style rarely to 0.5 mm. Seeds 1.2–1.8 × 0.8–1 mm. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late Sep–Jan; fruiting Oct-late Jan.
Habitat: Sandy areas in open scrub oak, sand scrub
Elevation: 0-50 m


Warea carteri is known from Brevard, Glades, Highlands, Miami-Dade, and Polk counties. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References


Lower Taxa