Smilax pseudochina L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 1031 (1753)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Smilax pseudochina L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 07 Feb 2023'

General Information

Herbs. Stems annual, immature erect, older climbing, 1–2 m, occasionally branching, herbaceous, glabrous; prickles absent. Leaves numerous, evenly distributed; tendrils numerous, long, functional; blade deltate-ovate, pandurate, or cordate-ovate, the larger hastate, thin, 5–12 × 2–5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous, glaucous abaxially, base truncate to subcordate; apex round to cuspidate. Umbels solitary or in sets of 3, axillary to leaves, 10–35-flowered, loose, subglobose; peduncle shorter than to 1.5 as long as subtending leaf. Flowers: perianth greenish; tepals 1.5–2.5 mm; anthers equaling or slightly larger than filaments; ovules (1–)2 per locule; pedicel 0.3–1.5 cm. Berries blue to black, subglobose, 4–6 mm, glaucous. 2n = 30.

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    Herbaceous, unarmed, climbing to 2 m, occasionally branched; lvs numerous, mostly with tendrils, the blade 5–12 cm, thin, glabrous, the larger ones hastate, with concave margins, truncate to subcordate at base, rounded and cuspidate at the tip; peduncles axillary to foliage- lvs, often 2 or 3 from the same axil, terete even at maturity surpassing the petiole and often nearly equaling the blade, with 10–30 fls; tep 1.5–2.5 mm; anthers 0.5–1 mm; fr black, glaucous, 4–6 mm, with 1–3 seeds; 2n=30. Moist or wet low places on the coastal plain; N.J. and Del. to Ga. May. (S. tamnifolia)

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern US and Canada
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