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Carolina Milkvine (Matelea flavidula)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • State: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
  • Nature Serve ID: 128378
  • Lifeform: Vine, Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Carolina Milkvine (Matelea flavidula) located in the wild?





States & Provinces:

Carolina Milkvine can be found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Which CPC Partners conserve Carolina Milkvine (Matelea flavidula)?

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Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Bok Tower Gardens holds 1 accessions of Matelea flavidula totalling approximately 20 seeds.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Restricted to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Apparently rare throughout its range. More information on its status in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Mississippi is needed, recent records from those states are lacking.

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Taxon Matelea flavidula
Authority (Chapm.) Alexander
Family Apocynaceae
CPC Number 4234
ITIS 30373
Duration Perennial
Common Names yellow Carolina milkvine
Associated Scientific Names Matelea flavidula | Odontostephana flavidula
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama SNR
Florida S1
Georgia S3?
Mississippi SNR
North Carolina SNR
South Carolina SNR
Tennessee SNR
Ecological Relationships


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