OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax hugeri   FAMILY Smilacaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax hugeri   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax hugeri

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-003b:
Smilax ecirrhata var. hugeri   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia hugeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Huger's Carrionflower


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image of Smilax hugeri, Huger's Carrionflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_smilax_hugeri_2

April        

Flowers yellowish-green, foul-smelling, in round umbels from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Smilax hugeri, Huger's Carrionflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_smilax_hugeri_3

April        

image of Smilax hugeri, Huger's Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_johncr1

May        

Leaves usually thin, few, usually 4-8, usually clustered near stem summit, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax hugeri, Huger's Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_johncr2

May        

Leaves pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Smilax hugeri, Huger's Carrionflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_wos1

May    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Plants erect [not vine-like, climbing or sprawling], lacking prickles, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax hugeri   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax hugeri   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax hugeri

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-003b:
Smilax ecirrhata var. hugeri   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia hugeri

 

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2335

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont)

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, whorl-like cluster of 4-8 leaves near stem summit

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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