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Taxon: Betula uber (Ashe) Fernald

Genus: Betula
Subgenus: Asperae
Section: Lentae
Family: Betulaceae
Subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 315536
Place of publication: Rhodora 47:325. 1945
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Sep-2015
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 6 (6 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fish & Wildlife Threatened species:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Virginia (Smyth Co.)]


  1. Ashburner, K. & H. A. McAllister The genus Betula, a taxonomic revision of birches. 2013 (Gen Betula) 201.
  2. Davis, E. 2006. Virginia Round-Leaf Birch, Betula uber (Ashe) Fernald. 5-Year review: summary and evaluation. Report through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, Gloucester, Virginia
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  5. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  6. Li, J.-H. et al. 2005. Phylogenetics of Betula (Betulaceae) inferred from sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA (Rhodora) 107:69-86.
  7. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  8. McAllister, H. & K. Ashburner 2005. 487. Betula lenta f. uber (Betulaceae) Curtis's Bot. Mag. 21:54-60.
  9. Sharik, T. L. & R. H. Ford 1984. Variation and taxonomy of Betula uber, B. lenta, and B. alleghaniensis (Brittonia) 36:307-316.
  10. Sharik, T. L. et al. 1990. Recovery of the endangered Virginia Round-leaf Birch (Betula uber): a decade of effort Bull. New York State Mus. Sci. Serv. 471:185-188.
  11. Thompson, A. 2013. Phylogeography, introgression, and population structure of the eastern North American birches Betula alleghaniensis, B. papyrifera, and B. lenta (Ph.D.) (Concordia University) 40.
  12. Thompson, A. et al. 2015. A similar phylogeographical structure among sympatric North American birches (Betula) is better explained by introgression than by shared biogeographical history J. Biogeogr. 42:339-350.
  13. United States Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Species Information: threatened and endangered animals and plants (on-line resource). (US Fish & Wildl List)

Check other web resources for Betula uber (Ashe) Fernald :

  • 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
  • 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.

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=315536. Accessed 24 April 2019.