Data mode


Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Astilbe crenatiloba (Britton) Small. Roan Mountain Astilbe, Roan Mountain False Goat's-beard. Phen: Jul?; Sep. Hab: Mountain forests. Dist: Known only from Roan Mountain, Carter County, TN and very rare or extinct. This species has apparently not been seen since the original collections (11 September 1885) by N.L. Britton and Mrs. Britton ("Tennessee. Base of Roan Mountain. Collected on the slope of Roan Mountain, East Tennessee, along the trail from ‘Cloudland’ to the Roan Mountain station of the E.T. & W.N.C.R.R."). The habitat, phenology, and other characteristics of this species are therefore poorly known.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: The morphologic characters seem fairly striking, but are only known from the type collection.

Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, W; = Astilbe crenatilobata (Britton) Small – S13, misspelling; < Astilbe biternata (Vent.) Britton – FNA8, RAB

Show in key(s)

Show parent genus

Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 3

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend.

We don't have any photos of Astilbe crenatiloba yet. If you have a good photo you'd like to share, please send it to us. Thanks for your contribution!


See something wrong or missing on about Astilbe crenatiloba? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.)

Cite as...