Smilax bona-nox L.
SAW GREENBRIER
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Smilax bona-nox
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Smilax bona-nox

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Smilax bona-nox
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Smilax bona-nox

Smilax bona-nox
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Smilax bona-nox

Smilax bona-nox
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Smilax bona-nox

Smilax bona-nox
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Smilax bona-nox

Smilax bona-nox, leaf - whole upper surface
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Smilax bona-nox, leaf - whole upper surface
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Names
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma smilacina @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Dothiorella smilacina @ BPI (2)

Macrophoma smilacina @ BPI (2)

Phyllosticta smilacina @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta smilacis @ BPI (7)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia crocorum @ BPI (1)
Hysteriaceae  Gloniopsis ellisii @ BPI (1)
Meliolaceae  Meliola smilacis @ BPI (5)
Microthyriaceae  Muyocopron smilacis @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora mississippiensis @ BPI (2)

Cercospora petersii @ BPI (3)

Cercospora smilacina @ BPI (17)

Cercospora smilacis @ BPI (3)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Hendersonia sarmentorum @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia amphigena @ BPI (1)

Puccinia smilacis @ BPI (34)
_  Coniosporium @ BPI (1)

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Smilax bona-nox L.
saw greenbrier

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General Information
Symbol: SMBO2
Group: Monocot
Family: Smilacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Vine
Native Status : L48   N
Characteristics
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Robin R. Buckallew. United States, TX, Lewisville. Usage Requirements .

©Robin R. Buckallew. United States, TX, Lewisville. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 529. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SMBOE Smilax bona-nox L. var. exauriculata Fernald
SMBOH Smilax bona-nox L. var. hastata (Willd.) A. DC.
SMBOH2 Smilax bona-nox L. var. hederifolia (Bey.) Fernald

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Smilacaceae – Catbrier family
Genus Smilax L. – greenbrier
Species Smilax bona-nox L. – saw greenbrier

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Smilax bona-nox . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Smilax bona-nox</i>
L. var. <i>
bona-nox </i>
Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox
saw greenbrier Distribution of <i>
Smilax bona-nox</i>
L. var. <i>
littoralis</i>
Coker ex Sorrie
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis
dunes saw greenbrier

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU

Related Links

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (SMBOH2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (SMBO2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (SMBO2)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (SMBO2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (SMBO2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (SMBO2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller Low Low Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Miller

Sources

Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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