OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Apocynaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-004:
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus decipiens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Odontostephana decipiens

 

COMMON NAME:
Deceptive Spinypod


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image of Matelea decipiens, Deceptive Spinypod

JK Marlow    jkm060506_105

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Buds are conical to cylindrical, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Matelea decipiens, Deceptive Spinypod

JK Marlow    jkm060506_105b

May    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Corolla lobes are 3-4x as long as wide, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Apocynaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-004:
Matelea decipiens   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus decipiens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Odontostephana decipiens

 

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920

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: woodlands and thickets, generally over calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Follicle surface rough, with small sharp projections ("muricate")

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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