Elephantopus elatus

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
Common Name:Southern Elephant's Foot; Tall Elephant's Foot
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Southern Elephant's Foot is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family. It occurs in the southern half of Alabama. Southern Elephant's Foot grows in mesic to moist pine woodlands, on roadsides, and in disturbed habitats. It often occurs near Smooth Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray) but on drier soils. Southern Elephant's Foot is a perennial with a tap root. Leaves form a basal rosette. The leaves are oblanceolate in outline and densely pilose to hirsute on both surfaces. The leaves are usually a light yellowish-green color. Flowering stems are 2-3 feet tall, and leafless or with 2-3 reduced sessile leaves. The flowering stems are light green in color with short white hairs. Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are arranged in loose panicles or corymbs. Heads are subtended by three leaf-like bracts with long pubescence hiding the glands. The bracts often appear “frosted”. The heads contain only disc flowers which are light purple to almost white in color. The fruit is an achene.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Elephantopus
Species Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni - Southern Elephant's Foot; Tall Elephant's Foot

Citation

Citation ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS Bertoloni, Mem. Reale Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna 2: 607. 1850.
Basionym: **
Type: ALABAMA: Without data, Gates s.n. (holotype: ?; isotype: GH).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Elephantopus elatus var. intermedius Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni, var. intermedius Gleason, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 46: 252. 1919. MISSISSIPPI: Coopolis (?), 8 Sep 1898, Tracy 4741 (holotype: NY; isotype: MO).

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: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Lee, Mobile, Monroe, Russell

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA000003093 Coffee 13 AUG 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
51261
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UWAL0000585 Crenshaw 10 Aug 2008 Diamond, A.R.
19773
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
UNA00046363 Baldwin 13 Sep 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
TROY000014621 Monroe 27 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18393
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
TROY000041577 Covington 26 Sep 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25549
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
AUA000003101 Monroe 10 SEP 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
1104
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UWAL0031754 Coffee 20 Aug 1998 Kral, R.
87711
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003094 Conecuh 5 NOV 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10093
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AMAL00013832 Conecuh 21 Aug 1981 R. Kral
67837
AMAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol
USAM000002125 Mobile 26 Jul 1967 Michel G. Lelong
3410
USAM
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UNA00023704 Escambia 17 Aug 1994 Robert R. Haynes
9495
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003092 Butler 25 SEP 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5544
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
TROY000001817 Coffee 01 Sep 1999 Brian H. Martin
176
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0015885 Conecuh 18 Sep 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24564
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
AUA000003097 Conecuh 1 SEP 1970 KRAL, ROBERT
40966
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AUA000003102 Russell 2 AUG 2002 GIL, GLENDA
(2001-308)
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UWAL0039577 Geneva 22 Sep 2016 Byrd, Cameron
204
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol
TROY000035440 Crenshaw 25 Sep 2006 Robert Kral
97690
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0005878 Covington 24 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69653
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
TROY000014757 Butler 21 Sep 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20074
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UNA00058388 Conecuh 8 Sep 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12641
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003096 Clarke 15 OCT 1971 HENLEY, NANCY S.
100
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AUA000003103 Russell 2 AUG 2002 GIL, GLENDA
(2001-308)
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UWAL0015143 Covington 08 Sep 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24521
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
TROY000001819 Covington 13 Aug 2000 Alvin R. Diamond
11999
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0018982 Geneva 26 Aug 1998 Kral, R.
87772
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
TROY000038431 Covington 08 Sep 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24521
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0012667 Covington 27 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
0836
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
AUA000003098 Escambia 3 SEP 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6324
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AUA000003090 Barbour 10 AUG 1971 WATERS, JERRY C.
150
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UNA00046345 Mobile 3 Aug 1964 Rebecca Deramus
D227
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003091 Butler 2 AUG 1985 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
1332
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AUA000003089 Baldwin 26 SEP 1971 BOONE, ALLISON
019
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
USAM000002124 Mobile 15 Jul 1967 Michel G. Lelong
4003
USAM
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
TROY000044119 Geneva 22 Sep 2016 Cameron Byrd
204
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0016643 Covington 26 Sep 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25549
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UNA00046361 Baldwin s.d. Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
UNA00046362 Mobile 28 Aug 1951 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000035282 Covington 15 Aug 2011 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
5195
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS
UNA00056218 Covington 19 Sep 1998 John R. MacDonald
12037
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003099 Geneva 18 AUG 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
661
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
TROY000044125 Geneva 25 Aug 2016 Cameron Byrd
54
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
TROY000014644 Crenshaw 10 Aug 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19773
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
AUA000003100 Lee 3 OCT 1973 SUTHERLAND, M.
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UNA00046344 Mobile 3 Aug 1964 Rebecca Deramus
D214
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000030698 Covington 18 Oct 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4920
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
UNA00056105 Geneva 26 Aug 1998 John R. MacDonald
11822
UNA
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
AUA000003095 Dale 30 JUL 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
538
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
TROY000039215 Conecuh 18 Sep 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24564
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
AUA000003104 Russell 1 JUL 2002 GIL, GLENDA
2001-277
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS ELATUS BERTOL.
AMAL00020259 Baldwin 13 Sep 2011 T. Wayne Barger
Perd-715
AMAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
UWAL0038470 Mobile 16 Aug 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
8139.1
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
TROY000001818 Conecuh 09 Sep 2000 Alvin R. Diamond
12109
TROY
Elephantopus elatus Bertoloni
UWAL0010198 Crenshaw 25 Sep 2006 Kral, R.
97690
UWAL
Elephantopus elatus Bertol.
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