Colors

Data mode

Account

Login
Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Pentalinon luteum (Linnaeus) B.F. Hansen & Wunderlin. Wild Allamanda, Hammock Viper's-tail. Phen: Mar-Jun. Hab: Mangrove swamps, tropical hammocks. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; Honduras; Colombia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Small (1933) and Ward (2001) recognized two taxonomic entities in FL at specific and varietal rank, respectively (see synonymy). Woodson (1936) treated Pentalinon luteum (as Urechites lutea) very broadly, calling it "an extremely variable species" and "very unstable", and warning that "although segregation may appear an attractive solution of the vexatious variability, a wide selection of specimens, such as that which has been available for these studies, should prove an effective deterrent." Nonetheless, entities worthy of taxonomic recognition may be present.

Synonymy: = Fl5, FNA14, K3, K4, Meso4.1, WH3, WI, Hansen & Wunderlin (1986); = Urechites lutea (L.) Britton – Bah, GW2, Woodson (1936a); > Pentalinon luteum (L.) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin var. luteum – Ward (2001); > Pentalinon luteum (L.) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin var. sericeum (R.W.Long) D.B.Ward – Ward (2001); > Urechites lutea (L.) Britton – S; > Urechites pinetorum Small – S

Show in key(s)

Show parent genus

Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC

Heliophily ?: 4

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend.

image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷

Feedback

See something wrong or missing on about Pentalinon luteum? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.) We greatly appreciate feedback, and will include updates from you in our next webapp update, which can take a few months.


Cite as...