Hexastylis finzelii

Species:Hexastylis finzelii B.R. Keener
Common Name:Finzel's Wild Ginger
Habitat:Slightly mesic upland woods.
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Plant Notes:

Finzel's Wild Ginger (Hexastylis finzelii) is named after Brian Finzel (1971-) who, in 2019 on a routine photography hike, discovered the first population of what was determined to be a decidedly new species to science.  It is currently only known from two populations in Marshall County and thus one of Alabama's rarest endemic species.--B.R. Keener

Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, Endemic

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FamilyARISTOLOCHIACEAE - Birthwort family
Genus Hexastylis
Species Hexastylis finzelii B.R. Keener - Finzel's Wild Ginger


Citation Hexastylis finzelii B.R. Keener, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 14(2): 161. 2020.
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Type: USA: ALABAMA: Marshall Co.: [redacted], 11 Apr 2019, B.R. Keener 11,076 with Brian Finzel (holotype: UWAL; isotypes: AMAL, APSC, AUA, BRIT, MO, NCU, TROY, UNA, US).

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.