Overview

Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Burmannia flava Mart.:
Argentina (South America)
Belize (Mesoamerica)
Bolivia (South America)
Brazil (South America)
Mexico (Mesoamerica)
Panama (Mesoamerica)
Colombia (South America)
Costa Rica (Mesoamerica)
Paraguay (South America)
Guyana (South America)
French Guiana (South America)
Venezuela (South America)
United States (North America)
Caribbean (Caribbean)
Suriname (South America)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Fla.; Mexico; West Indies (Cuba); Central America; South America (to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil).
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Big Cypress Swamp and s. FL, Cuba, Guatemala, and central America.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Stems 3.5–15 cm. Leaves: basal leaves 2–7, linear, 3–11 × 0.8–1 mm; cauline leaves subulate to linear, 2–12 × 0.3–1 mm. Inflorescences 1–2-flowered; floral bracts lanceolate to ovate, 2–5 mm. Flowers 3-winged, 5–10(–14) mm, wings yellow, to 1.8 mm wide; per-ianth yellow or greenish; perianth tube 6-lobed; outer lobes erect, triangular, 1.3–1.8 mm; inner lobes linear or elliptic, 1–1.5 mm. Capsules 3–6 mm.
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Type Information

Holotype for Burmannia flavula C. Wright
Catalog Number: US 37073
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Locality: Vuelta de abajo, Vinales., Greater Antilles, Cuba, West Indies
  • Holotype: Wright, C. 1871. Anales Acad. Ci. Med. Habana. 8: 51.
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Ecology

Habitat

Coastal plain; 0--50m.
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Comments: Moist pinelands.

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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering fall (Oct).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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