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Litsea aestivalis

Litsea aestivalis (L.) Fernald


Lauraceae (Laurel Family)


Litsea aestivalis (Pondspice) #41485

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Turner
State: GA
Accession date: 2014-09-04
Filename: A_C_IMG1035.JPG
Slide Index: 8459741433_56726572a6_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: Close-up of flowers. Photographer's note: "Pondspice is a Threatened species in Georgia. There are numerous historic records for this species in the State but it has become increasingly rare. I suspect this is largely due to habitat destruction and modification. This site is one of the largest known for the species but it is under change. Tickets of the shrub are growing around what was once a large ephemeral pond full of pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens). Looks to me like it has been years since the pond was full of water. It is becoming invaded by nearby upland species like longleaf pines (Pinus palustris)."
Date Taken: 2013-02-10
NPIN Image Id: 41485

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By: Joseph A. Marcus
Date: 2014-09-04

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