Lindera subcoriacea Wofford. Bog Spicebush. Phen: Mar-Apr; Jul-Aug. Hab: Peaty seepage bogs in headwaters of blackwater streams, in the sandhills and immediately adjacent Piedmont, with other pocosin shrubs. Dist: The overall range of this newly described species is still poorly known; it appears to be a Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic, ranging from se. VA (perhaps s. NJ) south to FL and west to LA.
ID notes: Distinctive characteristics of sun-grown plants include the rounded apex of the leaf, the leaf strongly whitened beneath and borne in an ascending to even appressed position in relation to the twigs, and a typically fastigiate or virgate branching pattern, with multiple stems or branches ascending vertically and nearly parallel to one another. Shade plants have a different form.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Wofford (1983); = n/a – RAB