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Nestronia Rafinesque. Nestronia.

A monotypic genus, a hemiparasitic shrub, endemic to se. United States. Nestronia is placed in a much more narrowly circumscribed Santalaceae by Nickrent et al. (2010) and Nickrent in FNA (2016).

ID notes: In its clonal, usually knee-high growth, Nestronia has something of the aspect of an opposite-leaved lowbush blueberry.

Ref: Libby & Bloom (1998); Nickrent (2016c) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Nickrent et al. (2010); Sowers (1979). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (male flowers), Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, Dekalb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Nestronia umbellula source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Nestronia umbellula (female flowers), Talbot County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler | Nestronia umbellula source | Original Image ⭷

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