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12-22-2016

Chionanthus pygmaeus

Chionanthus pygmaeus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Chionanthus pygmaeus ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.This plant is quite variable in appearance, depending on the type of habitat in which it grows. It is usually a shrub remaining under a meter tall, but at times may grow into a tree 4 to 5 meters in height. The branches may grow directly from the sand if the trunk becomes totally buried in a dune. The dark yellowish-green, leathery leaves are roughly oval in shape and may be 3 to 10 centimeters long. The petioles may be maroon in color. The inflorescence is a panicle of three to six flowers borne in the leaf axils. The fragrant flower has four elongated, narrow lobes in its bell-shaped corolla and measures up to 1.5 centimeters long. The drooping panicle with many narrow corolla lobes may appear fringelike, hence the plant’s common name. The fruit is a drupe up to 2.5 centimeters long which ripens purple or brownish in color. The plant reproduces sexually via seed and vegetatively by growing new shoots. It resprouts after its aboveground parts are burned away in fire. It is a dioecious species.It is probably quite long-lived

Detailed information
Full Name: Pygmy fringe-tree (Chionanthus pygmaeus)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 01/21/1987 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Pygmy fringe-tree, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Florida
  • US Counties in which the Pygmy fringe-tree, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Pygmy fringe-tree, Wherever found is known to occur: Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
Recovery
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Pygmy fringe-tree.
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
05/18/1999 South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
05/18/1999 South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Citation Page
Title
Document Type
04/09/2009 74 FR 16230 16232 Notice of initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 13 Southeastern Plant Species; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
03/26/2007 72 FR 14132 14133 Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
04/02/2004 69 FR 17442 17443 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Date
Title
08/17/2010 Pygmy fringe-tree 5-year review
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