Lechea torreyi Leggett ex Britton var. congesta Hodgdon ex Lemke. Phen: Jun-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills and wet pine flatwoods. Dist: As interpreted by Hodgdon, L. torreyi consists of two varieties, the more widespread var. congesta ranging from se. NC south to s. FL and west to s. MS (disjunct in Belize), and the more restricted var. torreyi restricted to FL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: Wilbur & Daoud (1961) express doubt about the validity of the two varieties, but present little evidence for or against their recognition. Lemke (2014) supports varietal status and validates the name.
Synonymy: = FNA6, K3, K4, Hodgdon (1938), Lemke (2014); < Lechea torreyi Legg. ex Britton – K1, RAB, S, WH3, Spaulding (2013a), Wilbur & Daoud (1961), Wilbur (1974)