OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Piperales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hexastylis naniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum naniflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis naniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-002:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf-flower Heartleaf


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image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm120211_021

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves cordate to orbicular-cordate, variegated, 4-6cm long and wide, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm120407_734

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx lobes 4-7mm long, 4-7mm wide at base, spreading, per A Review of the Taxonomy & Biogeography of Hexastylis, Aristolochiaceae. Castanea (L.L. Gaddy, 1987).

image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0043

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm090627_048

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

Leaves typically variegated, the paler areas along the veins, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm220927_0101

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Hexastylis naniflora, Dwarf-flower Heartleaf

JK Marlow    jkm131020_927

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves rounded with cordate base; all portions of the sides convex, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hexastylis naniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Asarum chueyi (Aristolochiaceae), a new species from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, USA (Sinn, 2015)
Asarum naniflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH A review of the taxonomy and biogeography of Hexastylis (Aristolochiaceae) (Gaddy, 1987)
Hexastylis naniflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 062-03-002:
Hexastylis naniflora   FAMILY Aristolochiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hexastylis virginica

 

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677

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

Habitat: In mesic to dry, acidic, sandy loam on bluffs, ravines, slopes, and ridges in deciduous forests, frequently associated with Kalmia latifolia, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems). Leaves alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale purplish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
3-merous
3-lobed cylindrical calyx tube
Petals absent
12 stamens
Ovary half-inferior

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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