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Taxon: Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem.

 
Genus: Amelanchier
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 2870
Place of publication: Fam. nat. syn. monogr. 3:147. 1847 (T. Nuttall, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 7:22. 1834, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Dec-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 231 (83 active, 22 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • juneberry  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Pacific serviceberry  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • saskatoon  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • saskatoon serviceberry  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • saskatoon-berry  (Source: F Canada) - English
  • western juneberry  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • western serviceberry  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • western shadbush  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • erlenblättrige Felsenbirne  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (for riparian areas, reclamation, and shelterbelts); revegetator (for riparian areas, reclamation, and shelterbelts); shade/shelter (for riparian areas, reclamation, and shelterbelts)
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Northwest Territory (s.w.), Yukon Territory] United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario, Quebec (w.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Iowa (n.), Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California, Utah]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  2. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  3. Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  7. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  8. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  11. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  12. Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi 1992. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. XI (Phytologia) 73:129.
  13. Landry, P. 1975. Le concept d'espèce et la taxinomie du genre Amelanchier (Rosacées) Bull. Soc. Bot. France 122:249.
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  17. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  19. Moss, E. H. & J. G. Packer Flora of Alberta, ed. 2. (F Alberta)
  20. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  21. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  22. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  23. Porsild, A. E. & W. J. Cody Vascular plants of continental Northwest Territories, Canada. 1980 (F NW Terr)
  24. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  25. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  26. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Amelanchier alnifolia cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?2870. Accessed 19 November 2018.