Oclemena acuminata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusOclemena
Species:Oclemena acuminata (Michx.) Greene
Common NameWhorled Wood Aster
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Petiole Type: subpetiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (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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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: Harlan (KY), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Unicoi (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007112 Greene Tennessee 30 Jul 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU007111 Unicoi Tennessee 15 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 27 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU005998 Unicoi Tennessee 30 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU007113 Unicoi Tennessee 27 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU006435 Unicoi Tennessee 31 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220914 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220911 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220909 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220917 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220915 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220910 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
UCHT028418 Tennessee
UCHT
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU030342 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU030345 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
N/A Carter Tennessee 04 Sep 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU006199 Carter Tennessee 17 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220916 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220923 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220913 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220918 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220912 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
TENN-V-0220919 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Oclemena acuminata
APSC0024378 Carter Tennessee
APSC
Oclemena acuminata
APSC0056062 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Oclemena acuminata
UCHT028419 Tennessee
UCHT
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU034189 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU012707 Unicoi Tennessee
13709
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU030344 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU025691 Johnson Tennessee 12 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0323
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU030858 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU034183 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU034190 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU030343 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
ETSU012708 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Oclemena acuminata
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Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Dwayne Estes
Oclemena acuminata - Joey Shaw
Oclemena acuminata - Joey Shaw
Oclemena acuminata - Joey Shaw
Oclemena acuminata - Joey Shaw
Oclemena acuminata - Milo Pyne
Oclemena acuminata - Milo Pyne
Oclemena acuminata - Milo Pyne
Oclemena acuminata - Milo Pyne
Oclemena acuminata - Tara Littlefield
Oclemena acuminata - Tara Littlefield