Amsonia tabernaemontana

Species:Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter
Plant Notes:Amsonia rigida is sometimes considered distinct from A. tabernaemontana, and A. rigida would apply to all Florida populations (FNA vol. 14).
Status:Native, FACW (DEP), FACW (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Amsonia
Species Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter - EASTERN BLUESTAR


Citation AMSONIA TABERNAEMONTANA Walter, Fl. Carol. 98. 1788.
Basionym: **
Type: SOUTH CAROLINA: Darlington Co.: Witherspoon Island, 3 Jun 1941, Smith 1114 (neotype: USCH). Neotypified by D. B. Ward, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 1280. 2008.

** Not applicable or data not available.


CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua FLAS  
Bradford FLAS  
Calhoun FSU  
Columbia FLAS  
Dixie USF  
Escambia FSU  
Franklin FSU  
Gadsden USF  
Gulf FSU  
Holmes USF  
Jackson FSU  
Lafayette USF  
Leon FSU  
Levy FLAS  
Madison FLAS  
Suwannee FLAS  
Taylor USF  
Wakulla FSU  
Washington FSU  


– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Amsonia amsonia Amsonia amsonia (Linnaeus) Britton, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 262. 1894, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Tabernaemontana amsonia Linnaeus 1762. 
Amsonia latifolia Amsonia latifolia Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 121. 1803, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Tabernaemontana amsonia Linnaeus 1762. 
Amsonia rigida Amsonia rigida Shuttleworth ex Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 935. 1903. TYPE: FLORIDA: Wakulla Co.: Prope St. Marks, Jun 1843, Rugel s.n. (holotype: BM? NY?; isotype: MO).
Tabernaemontana amsonia Tabernaemontana amsonia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 301. 1762. TYPE: VIRGINIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 304.5). Lectotypified by Reveal & C. E. Jarvis, Taxon 58: 981-982. 2009.
Tabernaemontana humilis Tabernaemontana humilis Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 148. 1796, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Tabernaemontana amsonia Linnaeus 1762. 
Tabernaemontana latifolia Tabernaemontana latifolia J. Parmentier, Cat. Arbr. Parm. 77. 1818, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Amsonia latifolia Michaux 1803, nom. illegit.; Tabernaemontana amsonia Linnaeus 1762. 
Amsonia glaberrima Amsonia glaberrima Woodson, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 63: 36. 1936. TYPE: LOUISIANA: Jeff Davis Par.: Welsh, 17 May 1915, Palmer 7660 (holotype: MO).
Amsonia salicifolia Amsonia salicifolia Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 184. 1814.  
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. gattingeri Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter, var. gattingeri Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 15: 408. 1928. TYPE: TENNESSEE: Davidson Co.: Nashville, Jun, Gattinger s.n. (holotype: G; isotype: MO).
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter, var. salicifolia (Pursh) Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 15: 506. 1928.BASIONYM: Amsonia salicifolia Pursh 1814. 
Amsonia tristis Amsonia tristis Smith, in Rees, Cycl. 35: sub Tabernaemontana. 1817.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Taylor Co. 15 Apr 1993 S. L. Orzell 21555
USA Florida Dixie Co. 15 Apr 1993 S. L. Orzell 21571
Russia 07 Sep 1972 V. V. Makarov s.n. CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Holmes Co. 19 Apr 1982 D. S. Correll 53734
USA Florida Gadsden Co. 11 Apr 1956 R. K. Godfrey 54694
USA Georgia DeKalb Co. 25 Apr 1956 F. H. Bormann s.n.
USA North Carolina Burke Co. 16 Apr 1967 T. Daggy 3543
USA Alabama Calhoun Co. 25 Apr 1969 R. Kral 34460
USA Mississippi Tishomingo Co. 17 Apr 1955 G. R. Cooley 3525
USA Alabama Colbert Co. 17 Apr 1955 G. R. Cooley 3513
USA Alabama Franklin Co. 17 Apr 1955 G. R. Cooley 3502
USA Arkansas Polk Co. 07 May 1955 G. R. Cooley 4279
USA Alabama Tuscaloosa Co. 23 Mar 1955 O. D. Chermock 58
USA South Carolina Anderson Co. 31 May 1956 H. E. Ahles 13380
USA Louisiana Winn Par. 31 Mar 1967 J. W. Thieret 25583
USA Mississippi Itawamba Co. 11 Apr 1953 W. H. Duncan 15360
USA Louisiana Iberia Par. 07 Jun 1964 J. W. Thieret 17439
USA Georgia Murray Co. 28 Apr 1979 S. B. Jones 23184
USA Georgia Harris Co. 12 Apr 1972 S. B. Jones 21745
USA Louisiana Morehouse Par. 10 May 1969 R. D. Thomas 13666
USA Florida Lafayette Co. 24 Mar 2007 E. R. Koch 109
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