Leucothoe fontanesiana (Steudel) Sleumer. 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