Eubotrys racemosa

Family:ERICACEAE
Species:Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
Common Name:Swamp Doghobble; Sweetbells; Coastal Fetterbush
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Coastal Fetterbush is a native deciduous shrub in the Azalea family (Ericaceae). It is most common in the southern half of Alabama, but occurs as far north as Marshall County. Coastal Fetterbush occurs in bogs, in pine flatwoods, in swamps, in seeps, and along streams. It is a woody shrub reaching heights of 12 feet, but is commonly shorter. It freely suckers from the roots and often forms thickets. The twigs are pubescent. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate in outline, with minutely serrate margins. The leaves are pubescent at least when young. Leaves turn orange, red, or yellow before falling in the autumn or early winter. Flowers are produced in secund (arranged on one side only) racemes. Flowering occurs before or with the emergence of the new leaves. The flowers are fragrant. Individual flowers have 5 lanceolate sepals and a urceolate white or pinkish corolla with 5 recurved lobes. The fruit is a capsule. Coastal Fetterbush is sometimes available from nurseries. It prefers a moist to wet, acidic, organic rich soil in partial to full shade. It can be used along ponds or streams, and in shady moist locations in the garden.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyERICACEAE - Heath family
Genus Eubotrys
Species Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall - Swamp Doghobble; Sweetbells; Coastal Fetterbush

Citation

Citation EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (Linnaeus) Nuttall, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., ser. 2. 8: 269. 1843.
Basionym: Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus 1753.
Type: PENNSYLVANIA: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 563.15). Lectotypified by R. A. Howard & Staples, J. Arnold Arbor. 64: 524. 1983.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Andromeda elegans Andromeda elegans Meerburgh, Pl. Select. Icon. Pict. t. 27. 1798.  
Andromeda racemosa Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 394. 1753. PENNSYLVANIA: Without data, Kalm s.n. (lectotype: LINN 563.15). Lectotypified by R. A. Howard & Staples, J. Arnold Arbor. 64: 524. 1983.
Andromeda spicata Andromeda spicata P. Watson, Dendrol. Brit. 1: t. 36. 1825-1827.  
Cassandra racemosa Cassandra racemosa (Linnaeus) Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 9: 478. 1840.Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus 1753. 
Leucothoe elongata Leucothoe elongata Small, Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 284. 1899. FLORIDA
Leucothoe racemosa var. elongata Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray, var. elongata (Small) Fernald, Rhodora 41: 554. 1939.Leucothoe elongata Small 1899. 
Leucothoe spicata Leucothoe spicata (P. Watson) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 832. 1834.Andromeda spicata P. Watson 1825-1827. 
Lyonia racemosa Lyonia racemosa (Linnaeus) D. Don, Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 159. 1834.Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus 1753. 
Zenobia racemosa Zenobia racemosa (Linnaeus) de Candolle, Prodr. 7: 598. 1839.Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus 1753. 
Eubotrys elongata Eubotrys elongata (Small) Small, Shrubs Florida 95, 133. 1913.Leucothoe elongata Small 1899. 
Leucothoe racemosa Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray, Manual, ed. 2. 252. 1856.Andromeda racemosa Linnaeus 1753. 
Leucothoe racemosa var. projecta Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray, var. projecta Fernald, Rhodroa 41: 553, t. 578(1-2). 1939. VIRGINIA: Princess Anne Co.: Steere's Pond NE of Burgess Station, 19 May 1939, Fernald & Long 10003 (holotype: GH; isotype: PH).

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: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Clarke, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Escambia, Houston, Macon, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0007452 Sumter 28 Apr 2005 Keener, Brian R.
2650
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
USAM000005632 Mobile 07 Aug 1981 Michel G. Lelong
12220
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
USAM000016086 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
TROY000033876 Covington 01 Oct 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22619
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000042263 Houston 16 Apr 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26172
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000037464 Bullock 26 Jul 2012 Bailee Dykes
1090
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC051449 Dale 23 JUN 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7499
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0015918 Bullock 26 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1090
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nuttall
UWAL0007810 Covington 01 Oct 2011 Diamond, A.R.
22619
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
USAM000005631 Mobile 07 Aug 1981 Michel G. Lelong
12220
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
TROY000044980 Crenshaw 15 Apr 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
27809
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
USAM000016085 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
TROY000032539 Covington 01 May 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22009
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000030740 Escambia 21 Mar 2011 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4962
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA
JSU121398 Cleburne 10 Nov 1968 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC052098 Houston 6 JUN 1992 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8319
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
AUA_ACC063049 Butler 20 APR 2003 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
13855
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
TROY000032144 Dallas 19 Apr 2009 Brian R. Keener
5192
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000004367 Butler 23 Aug 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
17953
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC070222 Covington 29 MAR 2011 PANCAKE, JR., DALE C.
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
USAM000016090 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000035551 Covington 14 Jul 2011 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
5118
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UNA00034393 18 Aug 1879 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
UWAL0019717 Houston 19 Aug 1993 Kral, R.
83234
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
AUA_ACC051469 Montgomery 17 APR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7332
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
JSU121399 Marshall 13 May 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1638
JSU
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
USAM000005634 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michel G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
AUA_ACC072179 Autauga 21 APR 2012 KEENER, BRIAN R.
7131
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
AUA_ACC003737 Macon 1949 ORR, WILLIAM P.
AUA
LEUCOTHOE RACEMOSA (L.) GRAY
AUA_ACC048137 Talladega 26 NOV 1980 WEBB, A. L.
252
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
USAM000016089 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000018590 Sumter 28 Apr 2005 Brian R. Keener
2650
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00034368 Mobile 1 Apr 1879 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
UWAL0015971 Autauga 01 Sep 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24496
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0017687 Houston 16 Apr 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26172
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC044754 Autauga 27 SEP 1975 DUPREE, W. G.
005
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
USAM000005630 Clarke 23 Oct 1977 Michael Findley
s.n.
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
AUA_ACC037666 Mobile 8 OCT 1981 HENDERSON, T.
731
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0039932 Crenshaw 15 Apr 2017 Diamond, Alvin R.
27809
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC000571 Autauga APR 1908 ANDREWS, ELIZABETH F.
AUA
LEUCOTHOE RACEMOSA (L.) GRAY
USAM000016088 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0036065 Blount 25 Aug 2013 Anderson, Kelly
0426
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nuttall
UNA00058740 Sumter 28 Apr 2005 Brian R. Keener
2650
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
UWAL0016874 St. Clair 23 Sep 2014 Davenport, L.J.
5676
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nuttall
UWAL0007516 Dallas 19 Apr 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5192
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
SAMF0004040 St. Clair 23 Sep 2014 Davenport, L. J.
5676
SAMF
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC045488 Russell 1 MAY 1971 DONOVAN, LOIS A.
259
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0044472 Baldwin 15 May 2000 Larsen, H.S.
509
UWAL
Eybotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
UNA00034373 Tuscaloosa 31 Oct 1978 John H. Wiersema
483
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
USAM000016091 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000035407 Covington 14 Jul 2011 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
5124
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UNA00034358 Tuscaloosa 15 Apr 1963 Ernest C. Wood
60
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
UWAL0019616 Barbour 24 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
77990
UWAL
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
AUA_ACC052720 Russell 18 AUG 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5368
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
TROY000039209 Autauga 01 Sep 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24496
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000029370 Coffee 29 Sep 2009 Alvin R. Diamond
20976
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC064682 Sumter 28 APR 2005 KEENER, BRIAN R.
2650
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
TROY000038410 Autauga 21 Apr 2012 Brian R. Keener
7131
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00045803 Houston 31 May 1993 John R. MacDonald
6157
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
USAM000016092 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC069776 Covington 20 JUN 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3393
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
JSU121397 Cleburne 10 Nov 1968 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC060462 Covington 29 APR 1997 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10994
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
AUA_ACC049433 Escambia 2 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5142
AUA
LEUCOTHOE RACEMOSA (L.) GRAY
USAM000005635 Baldwin 08 May 1970 B. Eugene Woffard
10490
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
TROY000004366 Butler 20 Apr 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
13855
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA_ACC045489 Escambia 3 APR 1971 KIRKLAND, REO
011
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0010622 Autauga 21 Apr 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7131
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
USAM000005633 Mobile 07 Aug 1981 Michel G. Lelong
12220
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
USAM000016087 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 Michael G. Lelong
12081
USAM
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000034835 Pike 04 Apr 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
22907
TROY
Eubotrys racemosa (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00060291 Butler 20 Apr 2003 Alvin R. Diamond
13855
UNA
Leucothoe racemosa (L.) Gray
UWAL0007451 Butler 23 Aug 2007 Diamond, A.R.
17953
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
USAM000005636 Baldwin 30 Jul 1976 Michel G. Lelong
9331
USAM
Leucothoe racemosa (Linnaeus) A. Gray
AUA_ACC044090 Conecuh 25 APR 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2372
AUA
EUBOTRYS RACEMOSA (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0019721 Houston 04 May 1988 Kral, R.
74686
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
UWAL0044475 Baldwin 11 Apr 2001 Larsen, H.S.
738
UWAL
Eubotrys racemosa (L.) Nutt.
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