Smilax laurifolia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilySmilacaceae
Family (Traditional)Smilacaceae
GenusSmilax
Species:Smilax laurifolia L.
Common NameLaurel Greenbrier
Growth Habitvine - liana
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - liana; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; 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: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 0; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sexuality: dioecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 6
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] (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

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: Polk (TN), Shelby (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 1981

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0070540 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Smilax laurifolia
UCHT007316 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Smilax laurifolia
TENN-V-0070539 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Smilax laurifolia
TENN-V-0070541 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Smilax laurifolia
TENN-V-0071018 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Smilax laurifolia
TENN-V-0070542 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Smilax laurifolia
UCHT007317 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Smilax laurifolia
MEM016154 Shelby Tennessee 19 Apr 1981 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
81C2.2
MEM
Smilax laurifolia
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Plant Photos

Smilax laurifolia - Dwayne Estes
Smilax laurifolia - Dwayne Estes