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Leucothoe fontanesiana (Steudel) Sleumer. Mountain Doghobble, Switch-ivy. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist slopes, streambanks, ravines, often associated with Rhododendron maximum thickets. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. VA south through w. NC and e. TN to nw. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA8, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Tn, Va, W, Luteyn et al (1996); = Leucothoe axillaris (Lam.) D.Don var. editorum (Fernald & Schub.) H.E.Ahles – RAB; = Leucothoe catesbaei (Walter) Gray – S; = Leucothoe editorum Fernald & Schub. – F, G; = Leucothoe walteri (Willd.) Melvin – C, Pa

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