Yeatesia viridiflora

Family:ACANTHACEAE
Species:Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
Common Name:Yellow Bractspike
Habitat:Mesic to wet hardwood forests, floodplain forests, river banks, often in areas with basic soils.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:YEVI
Plant Notes:Yellow Bractspike is a native herbaceous perennial in the Acanthus family (Acanthaceae). It is native primarily to the Black Belt region of central Alabama with additional populations along major rivers. Yellow Bractspike occurs in bottomland hardwood forests along streams and rivers, primarily in areas with basic soils. It is a perennial with short creeping rhizome. Stems are erect, 1-2 feet in height, branched, green in color, pubescent, with a contracted ring above each node. Leaves are opposite, petiolate, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic in outline, glabrous below and slightly pubescent above. Flowers are produced in axillary and terminal spikes. Flowers are subtended by large oval bracts that are often purple-tinged and ciliate along their margins. Flowers are white, tubular, indistinctly 2-lipped with 4 equal lobes. The fruit is a capsule.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW- (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyACANTHACEAE - Acanthus family
Genus Yeatesia
Species Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small - Yellow Bractspike

Citation

Citation YEATESIA VIRIDIFLORA (C. Nees von Esenbeck) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 1087, 1338. 1903.
Basionym: Rhytiglossa viridiflora Nees von Esenbeck 1847.
Type: FLORIDA: Liberty Co.?: Near Mount Vernon, Apalachicola River, Sep 1843, Rugel s.n. (holotype: G-DC; isotype: K).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Diclipta viridiflora Dicliptera viridiflora (Nees von Esenbeck) R. W. Long, J. Arnold Arbor. 51: 300. 1970.BASIONYM: Rhytiglossa viridiflora Nees von Esenbeck 1847. 
Dicliptera halei Dicliptera halei Riddell, New Orleans Med. Surg. J. 9: 610. 1853.  
Gatesia laetevirens Gatesia laetevirens A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 13: 365. 1878, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Dicliptera halei Riddell 1852; Justicia laetevirens Buckley 1843, non Vahl 1804. 
Justicia laetevirens Justicia laetevirens Buckley, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 176. 1843, non Vahl 1804. TYPE: ALABAMA: Wilcox Co.: Without locality, May 1839, Buckley s.n. (lectotype: NY; isolectotypes: NY, PH). Lectotypified by Hilsenbeck, Syst. Bot. 14: 434. 1989.
Rhytiglossa viridiflora Rhytiglossa viridiflora Nees von Esenbeck, in de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 346. 1847. TYPE: FLORIDA: Liberty Co.?: Near Mount Vernon, Apalachicola River, Sep 1843, Rugel s.n. (holotype: G-DC; isotype: K).
Yeatesia laetevirens Yeatesia laetevirens Small, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 23: 410. 1896, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Dicliptera halei Riddell 1852; Justicia laetevirens Buckley 1843, non Vahl 1804. 

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, Bullock, Choctaw, Clarke, Covington, Dallas, Escambia, Geneva, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Washington, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1881 - 1982

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA000025589 Wilcox 20 May 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
674
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0015023 Bullock 26 Apr 2012 Dykes, Bailee
568
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0012879 Washington 27 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3835
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AMAL00011995 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13496
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00042865 Wilcox 23 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
836
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00043164 Montgomery 15 Jun 1939 Harper, Roland M.
3738
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000014477 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18085
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025586 Marengo 8 Jun 1981 Henderson, T.
142
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000035303 Macon 17 Jun 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23101
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00027558 Bibb 28 Jun 1980 McDaniel, Sidney
24002
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000037593 Bullock 26 Apr 2012 Dykes, Bailee
568
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0034507 Wilcox 04 Oct 1994 Kral, Robert
84289
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000042899 Montgomery 20 May 2020 Birkhead, Roger
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0052778 Monroe 22 Jun 2002 Sorrie, B.A.
10920
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflorra (Nees) Small
AMAL00019932 Monroe 25 May 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
RH-245
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0000016 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4835
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0011016 Macon 17 Jun 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23101
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
JSU136038 Wilcox 23 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
836
JSU
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0031253 Clarke 29 May 2015 Keener, Brian R.
8902
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0038921 Covington 07 May 2011 Hansen, Curtis J.
5032
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000027081 Dallas 25 May 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
OC-262
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0052835 Bibb 24 Jul 2019 Keener, Brian R.
11493
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflorra (Nees) Small
AMAL00005603 Dallas 25 May 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
OC-262
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0003014 Wilcox 12 Jul 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5508
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000050900 Washington 28 May 2015 Keener, Brian R.
8898
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00053570 Dallas 30 Sep 1969 Thomas, Joab L.
2460
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000038513 Dallas 15 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7321
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0034852 Wilcox 04 Oct 1994 Kral, Robert
84289
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000032652 Escambia 25 Jun 2010 Hansen, Curtis J.
4823
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000032880 Dallas 12 May 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22097
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025587 Monroe 1 Jun 1981 O'Halloran, K.
166
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0012053 Dallas 15 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7321
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AMAL00012343 Choctaw 30 Jan 1980 Kral, Robert
65562
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025581 Dallas 3 Aug 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
261
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
NY00468416 Wilcox May 1839 Samuel B. Buckley
s.n.
NY
Justicia laetevirens Buckley
UWAL0019683 Montgomery 23 Jun 1991 Kral, Robert
79043
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AMAL00014758 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4835
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00027546 Montgomery 10 Jul 1881 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000000703 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13496
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00056012 Geneva 29 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11524
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000032995 Escambia 13 Sep 2010 Hansen, Curtis J.
4845
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025585 Lowndes 16 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
778
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025578 Bibb 8 Jul 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
179
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000043492 Washington 27 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3835
TROY
Yeastasia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00042864 Lowndes 16 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
778
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0000017 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18268
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000032609 Wilcox 12 May 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22065
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025584 Escambia 30 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
664
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025582 Dallas 16 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
762
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025588 Perry 30 Jun 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
172
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
NY00468411 s.d. Samuel B. Buckley
s.n.
NY
Justicia laetevirens Buckley
SAMF0003211 Washington 28 May 2015 Davenport, Lawrence J.
5760
SAMF
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UNA00042866 Dallas 16 Jun 1982 Gunn, Scott C.
762
UNA
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025580 Choctaw 21 Jun 1994 Crouch, Virginia E.
1035
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
BRIT67535 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13496
BRIT
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AMAL00013489 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18268
AMAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025583 Escambia 14 Aug 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3425
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000014476 Choctaw 30 Jun 1980 Kral, Robert
65562
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
ALNHS00001261 Clarke 22 May 2012 Horne, Howard E.
SWS-178
ALNHS
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
AUA000025579 Choctaw 6 Jun 1994 Crouch, Virginia E.
950
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
NYv-297-00468412 Wilcox May 1839 Samuel B. Buckley
s.n.
NY
Justicia laetevirens Buckley
AUA000042770 Escambia 8 Sep 2011 Pancake, Jr., Dale C.
S.N.
AUA
Yeatesia Viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000040773 Dallas 18 Jun 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6522
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0031230 Washington 28 May 2015 Keener, Brian R.
8898
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
UWAL0012082 Dallas 18 Jun 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6522
UWAL
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
TROY000014478 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18268
TROY
Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small
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