Taxon: Clethra alnifolia L.

 
Genus: Clethra
Family: Clethraceae
Nomen number: 10901
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:396. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 20-Dec-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Dec-2014
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • coastal sweet pepperbush  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • pink-spire  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • summersweet  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • sweet pepperbush  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • konvaljbuske  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire (s.e.), New Jersey, New York (s.e.), Pennsylvania (e.), Rhode Island]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Delaware, Florida (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/main.asp?plantID=3481), Georgia (s.), Louisiana (s.), Maryland, Mississippi (s.), North Carolina (e.), South Carolina, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3. (IllF N US Can)
  3. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:215.
  4. Clewell, A. F. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle. 1985 (F FlaPan)
  5. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  7. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  8. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  12. Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  13. Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. (F S Mid Atl US)
  14. Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. (Atlas Penn)
  15. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida. 1982 (F CFla)

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Images:

  • 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?id=10901. Accessed 25 April 2018.