Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1975

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Mtns, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in mesic to wet forests & thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus   FAMILY Apocynaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea gonocarpos   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 157-03-001 & 2:
Matelea gonocarpa   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus gonocarpos

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Matelea suberosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Anglepod


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image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vigo_001_lvd

        

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_visu4_001_lvd

        

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm22409_013

February    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Sam Pratt    sbp_image1_1

May        AL

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Gill Newberry    gn06_matelea_inf

June        

Buds conical, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm120617_963

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves 8-12(20)cm long, 4-10cm wide, apex apiculate, base widely cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm120617_965

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem mostly hairy; 5 spreading petals yellowish at tip, deep purple at base, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm120617_968

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals usually more than 2x long as sepals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm120617_971

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves may be up to 8" long and 6" wide but are often slightly smaller, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm180604_2749

June    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm180604_2753

June    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggonocarpus_hutch10

June    Colleton County    SC

Upper surface of corolla lobes multi-colored, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggonocarpus_hutch12

June    Colleton County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm61908_008

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm6510_365

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm6510_366

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_gonocarpa_ang

June    Floyd County    GA

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm120729_098

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm72608_049

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm752009_073

July    Spartanburg County    SC

The fruit is a large tapering follicle with conspicuously angled sutures, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_matelea_gonocarpa_2

July        

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Gill Newberry    gn08_m_suberosa

August        

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3787

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Roxanna Martin    rlm92509_003

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruits are smooth angled follicles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_matelea_gonocarpa_4

September        

image of Gonolobus suberosus var. suberosus

John B. Nelson    jbn_2117940620_018f509e5a

December    Richland County    SC

In cultivation

The follicles are dehiscent along 1 suture, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.