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Taxon: Clethra alnifolia L.

 
Genus: Clethra
Family: Clethraceae
Nomen number: 10901
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:396. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-Dec-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 31 (30 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown. 1952. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3.
  3. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:215.
  4. Clewell, A. F. 1985. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle
  5. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  11. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  12. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  13. Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states.
  14. Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
  15. Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida

Check other web resources for Clethra alnifolia L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Clethra 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:

  • 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?id=10901. Accessed 19 October 2019.