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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Apocynaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-003:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus obliquus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Odontostephana shortii

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine


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image of Matelea obliqua, Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viob2_001_lvd

        

image of Matelea obliqua, Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vish3_001_lvd

        

image of Matelea obliqua, Northern Spinypod, Limerock Milkvine, Climbing Milkvine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_obliqua_climb

June    Floyd County    GA

Corolla lobes (3.2-) 4.0-6.2x as long as wide, the widest part at the sinus, per Weakley's Flora (2012).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Anglepod and Spinypod (Climbing Milkweed)

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 157-03-003:
Matelea obliqua   FAMILY Asclepiadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gonolobus obliquus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Odontostephana shortii

 

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3308

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in forests, woodlands, or thickets over calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Follicle surface rough, with small sharp projections ("muricate")

LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Rose/ Brownish-rose rarely cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed rotate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Follicle

 

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