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8b. Asimina longifolia var. spatulata Kral, Brittonia. 12: 266, fig. 9a-b. 1960.

Primary shoots ± lax, usually much arched to almost decumbent, glabrous or sparsely short-hairy when young. Leaf blade oblong-linear, oblong, or commonly oblanceolate or spatulate, margins slightly revolute, glabrous, apex obtuse, rounded or notched, rarely broadly acute, broadest distally. Flowers: outer petals abaxially glabrous or sparsely short-hairy when young; inner petals pink or red.

Flowering spring-early summer(-fall). Sands or sandy peats or loams of rises in pine savanna, pine flatwoods, or sandhills, sandy fields, and pastures; 0-100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga.

Asimina longifolia var. spatulata flowers as late as fall in response to disturbance. Because A . longifolia var. spatulata much resembles the hybrids between A . longifolia var. longifolia and A . pygmaea , it is not unlikely that it originated as such a hybrid and has extended west and north from the early swarms, these presumably along the Suwannee-Okefenokee drainage.


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