Strophostyles leiosperma

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusStrophostyles
Species:Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A. Gray) Piper
Common NameSlickseed Fuzzybean
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: ternate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 3; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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

SynonymFull Citation
Phaseolus leiospermus Phaseolus leiospermus Torr. & A. Gray
Strophostyles pauciflora Strophostyles pauciflora (Benth.) S. Wats.
Strophostyles pauciflorus Strophostyles pauciflorus

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: Anderson (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Calloway (KY), Fulton (KY), Graves (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Trigg (KY), Carroll (TN), Fayette (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Montgomery (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, TENN, APSC, EKY, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 1986

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0071145 McCracken Kentucky 07 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016790 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0106151 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133240 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133234 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133235 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016793 Stewart Tennessee 03 Aug 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016795 Montgomery Tennessee 25 Jul 1948 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016791 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0105442 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016792 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
MEM018129 Carroll Tennessee 05 Sep 1971 Betty Ann Thompson
210
MEM
Strophostyles leiosperma
31234100433505 Fulton Kentucky 12 Jul 1984 Raymond Athey
4934
EKY
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133239 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0016796 Montgomery Tennessee 12 Aug 1948 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
APSC0092501 Tennessee
APSC
Strophostyles leiosperma
31234100433497 Breckinridge Kentucky 15 Aug 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72H3.6
EKY
Strophostyles leiosperma
BEREA014126 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133238 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133236 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133241 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133370 Anderson Kentucky
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133237 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
TENN-V-0133233 Tennessee
TENN
Strophostyles leiosperma
MEM007936 Shelby Tennessee 03 Aug 1971 John E. Thompson Jr.
395
MEM
Strophostyles leiosperma
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Plant Photos

Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Dwayne Estes
Strophostyles leiosperma - Theo Witsell
Strophostyles leiosperma - Theo Witsell
Strophostyles leiosperma - Theo Witsell
Strophostyles leiosperma - Theo Witsell