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Matelea baldwiniana (Sweet) Woodson. White Spinypod. Phen: Apr-Jul; (May-) Jun-Oct (-Dec). Hab: Dry to mesic bluffs over calcareous rocks. Dist: Panhandle FL and sw. GA west to MO, AR, OK, and TX (Singhurst & Holmes 2021). Verified for MS by John Kees (2022, pers.comm).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Drapalik (1969) discussed the probability that the name M. baldwyniana is based on material of M. flavidula; this problem remains unaddressed. The spelling of the epithet must be corrected to 'baldwiniana'.

Synonymy: = Gonolobus baldwynianus Sweet – F; = Matelea baldwyniana (Sweet) Woodson – Ar, FNA14, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, Ok, WH3, Drapalik (1969), McDonnell & Fishbein (2016), orthographic variant; = n/a – C; = Odontostephana baldwiniana (Sweet) Alexander – S; = Vincetoxicum baldwynianum (Sweet) Britton, orthographic variant

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Heliophily: 6

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