Lithospermum decipiens

Family:BORAGINACEAE
Species:Lithospermum decipiens (J. R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell, & D. Estes
Common Name:Deceptive Marbleseed; Alabama Marbleseed
Habitat:Dolomite outcrops.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Deceptive Marbleseed is a native herbaceous perennial in the Borage family (Boraginaceae). It is endemic to Bibb County, Alabama. Deceptive Marbleseed is found on Ketona Dolomite outcrops, glades, and barrens. It is a perennial with a taproot. One or more stems arise from each crown. The stems are 1-3 feet in height, greenish-yellow in color, and densely pubescent with stiff, whitish hairs. The stems are unbranched or branched above the middle. Plants have a basal rosette of leaves. These leaves are spatulate in outline with rounded tips and entire margins. The basal leaves are pubescent with long white hairs with pustular bases. The basal rosette withers about the time of flowering. Stem leaves are alternate, sessile, oblanceolate to elliptic in outline with entire margins. The stems leaves are also pubescent with pustular based long white hairs. Flowers are produced in terminal scorpioid cymes. The corolla is tubular and pale yellow in color. The fruit is a pitted mericarp. The mericarp is lustrous white in color, sometimes with brownish tinges. Deceptive Marbleseed is listed as a S2 species in the state (typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state), and globally as a G2 species (Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors). Deceptive Marbleseed can be seen in the Nature Conservancy’s Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, Endemic, S2 (State Rank), G2 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyBORAGINACEAE - Borage family
Genus Lithospermum
Species Lithospermum decipiens (J. R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell, & D. Estes - Deceptive Marbleseed; Alabama Marbleseed

Citation

Citation Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 5(2): 442. 2011.
Basionym: Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison 2001.
Type: ALABAMA: Bibb Co.: ca. 13.7 km NE of Centreville, "Fern Glade," Ketona Dolomite outcrop above the right (N) bank of the Little Cahaba River, 1 Nov 1993, Allison & Stevens 8139. (holotype: NY; isotypes: AUA, DUKE, GA, GH, JSU, MICH, MO, UNA, US, VDB.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Onosmodium decipiens Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison, Castanea 66(1–2): 180–183, f. 10. 2001. ALABAMA: Bibb Co.: ca. 13.7 km NE of Centreville, "Fern Glade," Ketona Dolomite outcrop above the right (N) bank of the Little Cahaba River, 1 Nov 1993, Allison & Stevens 8139. (holotype: NY; isotypes: AUA, DUKE, GA, GH, JSU, MICH, MO, UNA, US, VDB.

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, NY, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
61460AUA_ACC Bibb 1 NOV 1993 ALLISON, JAMES R.
8139
AUA
ONOSMODIUM DECIPIENS J. ALLISON
UNA00060066 Bibb 1 Nov 1993 James R. Allison
8139
UNA
Onosmodium decipiens J. R. Allison
TROY000016788 Bibb 27 Apr 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11220
TROY
Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison
UWAL0037562 Bibb 29 Apr 1994 Allison, James R.
8214
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J. Allison) Weakley, Witsell, & D. Estes
JSU114883 Bibb 29 May 1970 R. Kral
39318
JSU
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
61673AUA_ACC Bibb 29 APR 1994 ALLISON, JAMES R.
8215
AUA
LITHOSPERMUM DECIPIENS (J. ALLISON) WEAKLEY, WITSELL & D. ESTES
UNA00060038 Bibb 29 Apr 1994 James R. Allison
8215
UNA
Onosmodium decipiens J. R. Allison
NY00688597 Bibb 01 Nov 1993 James R. Allison
8139
NY
Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison
JSU114881 Bibb 13 May 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13395
JSU
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
AMAL00005995 Bibb 29 Apr 1994 James R. Allison
8215
AMAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
SAMF0004434 Bibb 25 Apr 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4670
SAMF
Lithospermum decipiens (J. R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
UNA00060039 Bibb 1 May 1994 James R. Allison
8235
UNA
Onosmodium decipiens J. R. Allison
UWAL0030402 Bibb 09 Aug 1992 Kral, R.
81282
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J.Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D.Estes
JSU114882 Bibb 7 Jun 1996 John R. MacDonald
9537
JSU
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
TROY000017613 Bibb 25 Jun 2008 Brian R. Keener
4639
TROY
Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison
UWAL0010774 Bibb 24 May 2012 Davenport, L.J.
5235
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J. Allison) Weakley, Witsell, & D. Estes
NY00688596 Bibb 01 Nov 1993 James R. Allison
8139
NY
Onosmodium decipiens J.R. Allison
UNA00024242 Bibb 29 May 1970 R. Kral
39318
UNA
Onosmodium decipiens J. R. Allison
SAMF0006351 Bibb 04 May 2016 Davenport, L. J.
6222
SAMF
Lithospermum decipiens (J. R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
AMAL00005994 Bibb 01 Nov 1993 James R. Allison
8139
AMAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
UWAL0030379 Bibb 23 May 1993 Kral, R.
82507
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J.Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D.Estes
AMAL00005993 Bibb 27 Apr 2002 D.D. Spaulding
11220
AMAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J.R. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
UWAL0015528 Bibb 15 May 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8400
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J. Allison) Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
UWAL0008007 Bibb 25 Jun 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4639
UWAL
Lithospermum decipiens (J. Allison) Weakley, Witsell, & D. Estes
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