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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 8 | Ericaceae | Eubotrys

2. Eubotrys recurva (Buckley) Britton in N. L. Britton and A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S. ed. 2. 2: 688. 1913.

Deciduous mountain fetterbush, red-twig doghobble

Andromeda recurva Buckley, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 172. 1843; Leucothoe recurva (Buckley) A. Gray

Stems erect, 1-4 m, branches spreading. Leaves: petiole 1-3 mm; blade 3-8 cm, surfaces pilose on major veins abaxially. Inflorescences spreading or ascending, secund, curved or recurved, 5-12 cm; bracts ± deciduous, ovate-deltate, 1-1.7 mm. Flowers: calyx campanulate, sepals ovate, 2.5-3 mm, apex acute; corolla white to pale pink, 7-9 mm, lobes recurved, glabrous; stamens 3-4 mm; anthers 2-awned, ca. 1.5 mm, thecae divergent distally; ovary glabrous. Capsules 3-5 mm wide. Seeds winged, oblanceoloid, flat, 1-1.3 mm.

Flowering mid spring. Damp woods in mountains, heath balds, granitic domes, bogs; 100-1200(-1500) m; Ala., Ga., Ky., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

The occurrence of Eubotrys recurva in New York state, in mixed oak woods on Long Island, may represent naturalized plants, rather than a native population. Records from Ohio may also represent escaped plants.


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