Spermolepis inermis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApiaceae
Family (Traditional)Apiaceae
GenusSpermolepis
Species:Spermolepis inermis (Nutt. ex DC.) Mathias & Constance
Common NameRed River Scaleseed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 2.5; Leaf Dissection: 3; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Type: linear; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 11; Leaflet Number: 12; Leaflet Number: 13; Leaflet Number: 14; Leaflet Number: 15; Leaflet Number: 16; Leaflet Number: 17; Leaflet Number: 18; Leaflet Number: 19; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 5
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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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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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
Apiastrum patens Apiastrum patens Coult.et Rose
Leptocaulis inermis Leptocaulis inermis
Spermolepis patens Spermolepis patens Robinson
Spermolepis patens var. inermis Spermolepis patens var. inermis (Nutt. ex DC.) Mathias

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: Warren (TN), Weakley (TN), Wilson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 1985

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100213188 Warren Tennessee 18 May 1979 Thomas S. Patrick
2029
EKY
Spermolepis inermis
TENN-V-0161189 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Spermolepis inermis
UTM02295 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Spermolepis patens
TENN-V-0161188 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Spermolepis inermis
APSC0083573 Warren Tennessee 29 May 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Spermolepis inermis
UTM02294 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Spermolepis patens
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