Cyrilla parvifolia

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Common names: littleleaf titi [1]

Cyrilla parvifolia
File:Cyrilla parvifolia AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Ericales
Family: Cyrillaceae
Genus: Cyrilla
Species: C. parvifolia
Binomial name
Cyrilla parvifolia
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Natural range of Cyrilla parvifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Cyrilla racemiflora, C. arida (Small)

Varieties: none

Description

C. parviflora is a perennial shrub/tree of the Cyrillaceae family native to Florida and Georgia.[1]

Distribution

This shrub is particular to Florida and Georgia as its native distribution. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

Common habitats for the C. parvifolia include flatwood pond margins and neighboring drains thorughout the savannas in the Florida, Georgia region. [2] Another possible habitat includes drying ponds. [3]

Phenology

C. racemiflora has been observed to flower between April and November with peak inflorescence in May and June. [4]

Pollination

Pollination is primarily performed by halictid bees. [5]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R. Kral. States and counties: Florida in Lake county.
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 18 MAY 2018
  5. Dute, R. R., et al. (2004). "Floral Anatomy and Pollination Biology of Cyrilla racemiflora (Cyrillaceae)." Southeastern Naturalist: 309-326.