Orbexilum macrophyllum (Rowlee) Rydb.

Bigleaf Snakeroot (Orbexilum macrophyllum)

The Bigleaf Snakeroot aka. Large-leaved Leather-root was described in 1919; it is endemic to the Tyron Mountains in North Carolina, USA.

The species has never been found since 1899 when the type material was collected; it may well be extinct.


The photo below shows a congeneric taxon, the Eastern Sampson’s Snakeroot (Orbexilum psoralioides(Walter) Vincent), photographed in North Carolina, USA.

Eastern Sampson’s Snakeroot (Orbexilum psoralioides)

Photo: Brandon Wheeler
(public domain)


edited: 22.01.2024