Elephantopus nudatus

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
Common Name:Smooth Elephant's Foot
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Smooth Elephant's Foot is a native herbaceous perennial in the Sunflower family. It is most common in the southern half of the state, but can be found nearly state wide. Smooth Elephant's Foot occurs in moist to wet sandy pine woods, around ponds, and on wet roadsides. It is a perennial with a taproot or short rhizome. Leaves form a basal rosette. Leaves are oblanceolate to spatulate in outline, gland dotted, and pubescent on both surfaces. Leaves tend to be longer, narrower, and darker green in color than our other Elephant Foot species. Flowering stems are 1-2 feet in height and mostly leafless or with 1-2 reduced leaves. The flowering stems are pubescent and usually dark purple in color, at least towards the base. Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are arranged in corymbs. Each head is sessile and subtended by three leaf-like bracts. The heads consist of disc flowers with the inner phyllaries sparsely pubescent with hairs 0.05-0.3 mm in length. The phyllaries often have a distinctive reddish-purple margin. The flowers are 5 lobed and purple in color. The fruit is an achene.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Elephantopus
Species Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray - Smooth Elephant's Foot

Citation

Citation ELEPHANTOPUS NUDATUS A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 15: 47. 1879.
Basionym: **
Type: MARYLAND (mis-cited as Delaware): Talbot Co.: Oxford, s.d., Canby s.n. (holotype: GH).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

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: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Dale, Etowah, Geneva, Hale, Houston, Lawrence, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, 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
UWAL0012706 Bullock 18 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1014
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
TROY000001820 Butler 02 Sep 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
16847
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
UNA00046349 Baldwin 13 Sep 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0000586 Butler 12 Oct 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20285
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
TROY000034243 Mobile 25 Sep 2009 J. Kevin England
2213
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
AUA000003106 Coffee 13 AUG 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
51234
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS NUDATUS GRAY
JSU109004 Etowah 28 Aug 1994 L. M. Hodge
3291
JSU
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UNA00046351 Tuscaloosa 24 Sep 1973 Frederick C. Gabrielson
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0002841 Pike 11 Oct 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21638
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
TROY000033336 Barbour 17 Sep 2011 Derek Morrison
84
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
UWAL0031898 Dale 25 Aug 1987 Kral, R.
74229
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
USAM000002127 Mobile 13 Oct 1978 Michel G. Lelong
10567B
USAM
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000001816 Bullock 13 Aug 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13563
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
JSU109003 Etowah 25 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3948
JSU
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UNA00060355 Bibb 30 Aug 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10429
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0000834 Mobile 25 Sep 2009 England, J. Kevin
2213
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0006007 Dale 25 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69738
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus (L.) Gray
UWAL0000587 Washington 05 Oct 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4926
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UNA00053967 Lawrence 18 Oct 1980 Robert R. Haynes
8213
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
AMAL00015227 Geneva 13 Oct 1978 R. Kral
62966
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0005869 Monroe 23 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69642
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
USAM000002119 Baldwin 25 Sep 1976 Michel G. Lelong
9539
USAM
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000036042 Bullock 18 Jul 2012 Bailee Dykes
1014
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000001822 Geneva 13 Oct 1978 Robert Kral
62966
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
UNA00053968 Lawrence 18 Oct 1980 Robert R. Haynes
8213
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0005864 Conecuh 24 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69678
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
AMAL00008275 Bibb 30 Aug 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10429
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
TROY000034523 Conecuh 24 Sep 1982 Robert Kral
69678
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000032693 Pike 11 Oct 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21638
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000001823 Montgomery 03 Oct 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14774
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
UNA00046348 Hale 7 Sep 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
USAM000002126 Mobile 01 Oct 1968 Michel G. Lelong
4770
USAM
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
AMAL00016313 Butler 02 Sep 2006 A. R. Diamond
16847
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
AUA000003105 Bibb 30 AUG 2003 HAYNES, ROBERT R.
10429
AUA
ELEPHANTOPUS NUDATUS GRAY
UNA00046350 Mobile 26 Aug 1965 Rebecca Deramus
D717
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
USAM000002120 Baldwin 04 Sep 1980 Michel G. Lelong
11431
USAM
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
AMAL00021454 Etowah 24 Sep 2014 Daniel D. Spaulding
14171
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
AMAL00016941 Butler 12 Oct 2008 A. R. Diamond
20285
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UWAL0031187 Etowah 24 Sep 2014 Spaulding, Dan
14171
UWAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
UNA00021866 Bibb 16 Sep 1989 Robert Burckhalter
1711
UNA
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
AMAL00009713 Houston 20 Sep 1994 John R. MacDonald
7809
AMAL
Elephantopus nudatus Gray
TROY000014886 Bibb 30 Aug 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10429
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
TROY000001821 Dale 14 Aug 1997 Hannelore Rundell
285
TROY
Elephantopus nudatus A. Gray
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