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Smilax biltmoreana (Small) J.B. Norton ex Pennell. clade: C1. Biltmore Carrionflower. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Dry forests (such as dry pine ridges and chestnut oak forests) and moist forests. Dist: The species is apparently limited to NC, SC, and GA, primarily in the Blue Ridge Escarpment region, with disjunct occurrences in Panhandle FL, s. AL, and allegedly c. KY and c. TN (Kartesz 2020).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA26, K1, K3, K4, W, Judd (1998), Mangaly (1968), Pennell (1916); = Nemexia biltmoreana Small – S; = Smilax ecirrhata (Engelm. ex Kunth) S.Watson var. biltmoreana (Small) H.E.Ahles – RAB; < Smilax ecirrhata (Engelm. ex Kunth) S.Watson – G, WH3; < Smilax herbacea L. – Li et al (2013)

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