Taxon: Clethra alnifolia L.

 
Genus: Clethra
Family: Clethraceae
Nomen number: 10901
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:396. 1753
Link to protologue:
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, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

  • Cultivated


References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Britton, N. L. & A. Brown An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3. (IllF N US Can)
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:215.
  • Clewell, A. F. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle. 1985 (F FlaPan)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 1963 (Glea Cron)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  • Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. (F S Mid Atl US)
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. (Atlas Penn)
  • 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