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Kalmia cuneata Michaux. White Wicky. Phen: Late May-Jun; Sep-Oct. Hab: Pocosins and pocosin-savanna or pocosin-sandhill ecotones. Dist: This species is a narrow endemic of the Coastal Plain of se. NC and e. SC.

ID notes: Kalmia cuneata is most easily distinguished from other pocosin shrubs by the combination of the following characters: leaves deciduous, alternate, oblanceolate (cuneate-attenuate at base, obtuse at apex), revolute, dark green above, paler and prominently stipitate-glandular beneath, woody capsule rounded, stipitate-glandular, persistent through the winter, borne on delicate, recurved pedicels usually 2-3 cm long.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA8, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Ebinger (1974), Luteyn et al (1996), Southall & Hardin (1974)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷