Pyrularia pubera Michaux. Phen: Apr-May; Jul-Oct. Hab: Mesic to dry forests, over a wide range of substrates. Dist: A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, P. pubera ranges from sw. PA (Rhoads & Block 2007), e. WV, and w. VA south and west to e. KY, w. NC, e. TN, and n. and wc. GA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: The oil in the fruits is very poisonous. Pyrularia pubera forms parasitic root connections with numerous trees, shrubs, and herbs with which it grows.
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA12, G, K1, K3, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Zhou et al (2019)