Spermolepis echinata

Family (Traditional)Apiaceae
SpeciesSpermolepis echinata (Nutt. ex DC.) Heller
Common NameBristly Scaleseed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 2.0
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Apium echinatum Apium echinatum (Nutt. ex DC.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex S. Wats.

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: McCracken (KY), Hardin (TN), Houston (TN), McNairy (TN), Shelby (TN), Weakley (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1974 - 1981

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100213154 McCracken Kentucky 06 Jul 1974 Raymond Athey
Spermolepis echinata
TENN-V-0161185 Shelby Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
TENN-V-0161184 McNairy Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
TENN-V-0161187 Shelby Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
TENN-V-0161183 Hardin Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
011108 Shelby Tennessee 15 Apr 1981 Vernon Bates
Spermolepis echinata
APSC0029581 Houston Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
UTM02292 Weakley Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
TENN-V-0161186 Shelby Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
UTM02293 Weakley Tennessee
Spermolepis echinata
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