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Taxon: Betula nigra L.

 
Genus: Betula
Subgenus: Betula
Section: Dahuricae
Family: Betulaceae
Subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 7118
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:982. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
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: 11 (10 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control; ornamental
  • Materials: wood

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York (e.), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont (s.), West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa (e.), Kansas (s.e.), Minnesota (s.e.), Missouri, Oklahoma (http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/shrub/beni.htm), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/main.asp?plantID=3928), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Betulaceae&GenusID=Betula&SpeciesID=nigra), 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. Ashburner, K. & H. A. McAllister The genus Betula, a taxonomic revision of birches. 2013 (Gen Betula) 222-226.
  3. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Fagales. 1998 (L Fagales)
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  9. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  10. Miller, R. B. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  12. Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  13. Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)

Check other web resources for Betula nigra 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
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7118. Accessed 14 November 2018.