Symplocarpus foetidus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyAraceae
Family (Traditional)Araceae
GenusSymplocarpus
SpeciesSymplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex Nutt.
Common NameSkunk Cabbage
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (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: Carter (TN), Johnson (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2013 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007851 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001485 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001486 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001484 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001482 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
TENN-V-0058652 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Symplocarpus foetidus
UCHT037167 Johnson Tennessee
UCHT
Symplocarpus foetidus
UCHT037168 Sullivan Tennessee
UCHT
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001487 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
ETSU001483 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
N/A Johnson Tennessee 19 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Symplocarpus foetidus
TENN-V-0058653 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Symplocarpus foetidus
TENN-V-0058651 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Symplocarpus foetidus
TENN-V-0058654 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Symplocarpus foetidus
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Plant Photos

Symplocarpus foetidus - Dwayne Estes
Symplocarpus foetidus - Dwayne Estes
Symplocarpus foetidus - Dwayne Estes
Symplocarpus foetidus - Dwayne Estes
Symplocarpus foetidus - Milo Pyne
Symplocarpus foetidus - Milo Pyne
Symplocarpus foetidus - Milo Pyne
Symplocarpus foetidus - Milo Pyne
Symplocarpus foetidus - Theo Witsell
Symplocarpus foetidus - Theo Witsell