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Smilax leptanthera Pennell. clade: C1. Warm Springs Carrionflower. Phen: Late May. Hab: Moist forests. Dist: So far as known, endemic to wc. GA (type locality is Warm Springs, Meriwether County, in the lower Piedmont).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Pennell (1916) for additional information. Treated as valid and rare by GAHP. {investigate}

Synonymy: = K4, Pennell (1916); = Nemexia leptanthera (Pennell) Small – S; < Smilax herbacea L. – Li et al (2013); < Smilax pseudochina L. – FNA26, K3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 1

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