Buchnera americana

Species:Buchnera americana L.
Plant Notes:The name B. floridana can be applied to plants with smaller features (calyx 4.5-5.5 mm long, corolla lobes 2-5 mm long), but the morphological variation appears clinal with plants with larger features referred to as B. americana s.str. (Philcox 1965; Radford et al. 1968: 954), leading others to consider the two as synonymous (Musselman & Mann 1977).
Status:Native, FAC (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Buchnera
Species Buchnera americana L. - AMERICAN BLUEHEARTS


Citation BUCHNERA AMERICANA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 630. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 142 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Pennell, Torreya 19: 235. 1919.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Buchnera breviflora Buchnera breviflora Pennell, in Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 1223, 1508. 1933. TYPE: FLORIDA: Santa Rosa Co.(?): Robinson Island, 22 May 1901, Tracy 7605 (holotype: NY).
Buchnera elongata var. obtusa Buchnera elongata Swartz, var. obtusa Pennell, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 71: 288. 1920. TYPE: LOUISIANA: St. Tammany Par.: 1-2 mi. N of Abita, 14 Aug 1912, Pennell 4190 (holotype: NY; isotype: PH).
Buchnera levicaulis Buchnera levicaulis Rafinesque, New Fl. 2: 39. 1837 ("1836"). TYPE: FLORIDA:
Erinus americanus Erinus americanus (Linnaeus) Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768.BASIONYM: Buchnera americana Linnaeus 1753 
Buchnera angustifolia Buchnera angustifolia Rafinesque, New Fl. 2: 32. 1837 ("1836"), non D. Don 1835. TYPE: ALABAMA:
Buchnera floridana Buchnera floridana Gandoger, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 217. 1919. TYPE: FLORIDA: Polk Co.: Without data, Ohlinger 463 (holotype: ?; isotypes: BM, F, MO).
Buchnera missurica Buchnera missurica Rafinesque, New Fl. 2: 32. 1837 ("1836"). TYPE: "Missouri and Illinois",