Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides

Family:PHYLLANTHACEAE
Species:Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
Common Name:Maidenbush
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Maidenbush is a native deciduous shrub in the Leaf Flower family (Phyllanthaceae). It is known from only two counties in Alabama. Maidenbush occurs on limestone or dolomite outcrops and on gravel bars along streams and rivers. Plants grow to a height of 3-5 feet. The young stems are green and older stems are reddish-brown. The stems are glabrous or with a few hairs, and have vertical ridges. Leaves are alternate, sessile or with very short petioles, elliptic to orbicular in outline, with entire margins. The upper leaf surface is dark green and glabrous or with a few hairs along the veins. The lower leaf surface is lighter green in color and glabrous or pubescent. Plants are monoecious (either producing male or female flowers). Staminate flowers are solitary or in fascicles of 2-4 from the axils of the leaves. Pistillate flowers are solitary in the axils of the leaves. Staminate flowers are pedicellate and have 4-5 greenish-yellow sepals and 4-5 similar petals. Pistillate flowers have 5 green sepals. The fruit is a capsule. Maidenbush is listed as a S2/S3 species in Alabama (S2 - Typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state. S3 - Typically 21 to 100 occurrences, limited acreage, or miles of stream in the state), and globally as a G4 species (imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors). Maidenbush is sometimes available from native plant nurseries. It requires a basic soil and full sun. Plants are drought tolerant once established and are deer resistant.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, S2S3 (State Rank), G4 (Global Rank)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPHYLLANTHACEAE - Leaf Flower Family family
Genus Phyllanthopsis
Species Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman - Maidenbush

Citation

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Andrachne phyllanthoides    
Leptopus phyllanthoides    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Blount

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC_56728 Bibb 26 May 1996 Schotz, Alfred
1383
AUA
Leptopus Phyllanthoides (Nutt.) G. L. Webster
JSU141222 Bibb 15 Jun 1996 MacDonald, John R.
9607
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
JSU141227 Blount 24 Jul 1969 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
UWAL0030380 Bibb 23 May 1993 Kral, Robert
82503
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts & Petra Hoffman
UWAL0015529 Bibb 15 May 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8398
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts & Petra Hoffman
JSU141225 Blount 24 Jul 1969 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
AUA_ACC_34149 Bibb 24 Aug 1977 Sessler, Ann H.
1852
AUA
Leptopus Phyllanthoides (Nutt.) G. L. Webster
TROY000018751 Blount 06 Jun 1998 Keener, Brian R.
913
TROY
Andrachne phyllanthoides (Nutt.) J.M. Coult.
ALNHS00001789 Bibb 02 Jun 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#204
ALNHS
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
TROY000022196 Bibb 17 May 1980 Kral, Robert
65120
TROY
Andrachne phyllanthoides (Nutt.) J.M. Coult.
UWAL0052889 Bibb 02 Sep 2019 Keener, Brian R.
11559
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts. & Petra. Hoffm.
ALNHS00002447 Bibb 26 Jun 2013 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1089
ALNHS
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts. & Petra Hoffman.
UWAL0031289 Bibb 06 Jun 2015 Keener, Brian R.
8980
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Vornonts. & Petra Hoffman
JSU141224 Blount 24 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-1064
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
UWAL0007648 Blount 01 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1381
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts & Petra Hoffman
JSU141223 Blount 24 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-1064
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
JSU136763 Bibb 01 Sep 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9105
JSU
Phyllanthopis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
TROY000018750 Bibb 07 May 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8609
TROY
Andrachne phyllanthoides (Nutt.) J.M. Coult.
UWAL0037535 Bibb 07 Oct 1989 Allison, James (Jim) R.
4245
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
JSU141228 Blount 24 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-1064
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
SAMF0002508 Bibb 27 Jun 2010 Davenport, Lawrence J.
4405
SAMF
Leptopus phyllanthoides (Nuttall) G. L. Webster
UNA00064835 Blount 01 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1381
UNA
Leptopus phyllanthoides (Nutt.) G. L. Webster
UNA00057744 Bibb 28 May 1992 Allison, James R.
6657
UNA
Leptopus phyllanthoides (Nutt.) G. L. Webster
JSU141226 Blount 24 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-1064
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
UWAL0008929 Bibb 18 May 2011 Davenport, L.J.
4689
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Voronts & Petra Hoffman
UNA00061717 Bibb 04 May 2003 Fishbein, Mark
5014
UNA
Leptopus phyllanthoides (Nutt.) G. L. Webster
UWAL0036053 Blount 21 May 2013 Anderson, Kelly
229
UWAL
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides Voronts. & P.Hoffm.
JSU141229 Blount 24 May 1972 Landers, Kenneth E.
RDW-1064
JSU
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides (Nuttall) Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
SAMF0002509 Bibb 18 May 2011 Davenport, Lawrence J.
4689
SAMF
Leptopus phyllanthoides (Nuttall) G. L. Webster
UNA00055677 Blount 06 Jun 1998 Keener, Brian R.
913
UNA
Andrachne phyllanthoides (Nutt.) Coult.
SAMF0006377 Bibb 28 Apr 2016 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6211
SAMF
Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides Vorontsova & Petra Hoffman
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