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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.
Accessions: 231 (83 active, 20 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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 Territories (s.w.), Yukon] United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario, Québec (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. 1994. The vascular plants of Iowa
  2. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt.
  3. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt.
  8. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt.
  10. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  11. Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi. 1992. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. XI. Phytologia 73:129.
  12. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: with four varieties
  13. Landry, P. 1975. Le concept d'espèce et la taxinomie du genre Amelanchier (Rosacées). Bull. Soc. Bot. France 122:249. Note: = Amelanchier sanguinea var. alnifolia (Nutt.) Landry
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541 Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt.
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  19. Moss, E. H. & J. G. Packer. 1983. Flora of Alberta, ed. 2. Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  20. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  21. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley. 1991. Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas
  22. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  23. Porsild, A. E. & W. J. Cody. 1980. Vascular plants of continental Northwest Territories, Canada Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  24. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
  25. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  26. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora. Note: lists as Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt.) Nutt.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?2870. Accessed 20 November 2019.