OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 113-02-001:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canby's Mountain Lover, Ratstripper, Cliff-green


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 113-02-001:
Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY Celastraceae

 

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1038

Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Habitat: On calcareous bluffs and cliffs (generally near the top of the cliffs or bluffs, rarely far below the crest), mostly on limestone and dolostone, but rarely on greenstone or shale; in NC naturalized at the site of a plant nursery and possibly also native (see discussion below), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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