Thymelaea passerina

Species:Thymelaea passerina (L.) Coss. & Germ.
Common Name:Spurge Flax; Mezereon
Habitat:Barrens in NW Alabama.
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:As reported by Webb et al (1997), the inclusion of this taxon in the Alabama flora is based on a single plant from the "Srygley Barren" in Colbert County.
Status:Not Persisting, Not Native
References:Webb, D. H., H. R. DeSelm and W. M. Dennis. 1997. Studies of prairie barrens of northwestern Alabama. Castanea 62: 173-184.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyTHYMELAEACEAE - Mezereum family
Genus Thymelaea
Species Thymelaea passerina (L.) Coss. & Germ. - Spurge Flax; Mezereon


Citation Thymelaea passerina (Linnaeus) Cosson & Germain de Saint-Pierre, Syn. Anal. Fl. Paris (ed. 2) 360. 1859.
Basionym: Stellera passerina L. 1753.
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 503.1). Lectotypified by Kit Tan, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 38(2): 237.

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

Counties included on distribution map: Colbert

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0049464 Colbert 20 Sep 1992 Webb, David H.
Thymelaea passerina (L.) Cossant & Germain
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