Hexastylis contracta

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAristolochiaceae
Family (Traditional)Aristolochiaceae
GenusHexastylis
Species:Hexastylis contracta Blomquist
Common NameMountain Heartleaf
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BISO; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[S3] KY[S1] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Knox (KY), McCreary (KY), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Morgan (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, ETSU, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 1995

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0085965 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
HTTU002075 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444498 Morgan Tennessee 24 May 1995 R. Kral
84780
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444495 Fentress Tennessee 25 May 1995 R. Kral
84800
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444493 Cumberland Tennessee 25 May 1977 R. Kral
60133
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
31234100792520 Knox Kentucky
EKY
Hexastylis contracta
ETSU011399 Cumberland Tennessee
ETSU
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0051885 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0086881 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444492 Cumberland Tennessee 01 Jun 1994 Dan Rust
s.n.
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0045204 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0055523 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0045203 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0051863 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0052345 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0054009 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
HTTU002074 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Hexastylis contracta
HTTU002073 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444496 Fentress Tennessee 29 Apr 1993 R. Kral
82155
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444499 Putnam Tennessee 05 May 1981 R. Kral
67032
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
HTTU002072 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0076592 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
APSC0053359 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444494 Cumberland Tennessee 29 May 1993 R. Kral
82540
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
BRIT444497 Morgan Tennessee 06 Jun 1992 Milo Pyne
s.n.
VDB
Hexastylis contracta
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Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield
Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield
Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield
Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield
Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield
Hexastylis contracta - Tara Littlefield