Clethra acuminata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyClethraceae
Family (Traditional)Clethraceae
GenusClethra
SpeciesClethra acuminata Michx.
Common Namemountain sweetpepperbush
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Elliptic;Obovate;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.0
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Carter (KY), Harlan (KY), Johnson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Morgan (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Whitley (KY), Wolfe (KY), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Fentress (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100358629 Bell Kentucky 13 May 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5228
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358785 Harlan Kentucky 10 Jul 1993 Bryce D. Fields
577
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358835 Laurel Kentucky 01 Oct 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
1062
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358678 Carter Kentucky 23 Oct 1965 E. T. Browne Jr.
11601
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358926 McCreary Kentucky 12 Jul 1991 Douglas Stephens
20
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358868 Laurel Kentucky 09 Oct 1985 Ralph L. Thompson, Ronald L. Jones
85-922
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358918 McCreary Kentucky 16 Jul 1999 Joey Shaw
302
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359114 Wolfe Kentucky 13 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2986
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359015 Pike Kentucky 02 Jul 2008 Julie B. Clark
356
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359064 Pulaski Kentucky 23 Jul 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne
70K15.8
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359072 Rowan Kentucky 11 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2909
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100778768 Menifee Kentucky 18 May 2017 Thomas McFadden
492
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358884 Laurel Kentucky 01 Jun 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-303
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358686 Carter Kentucky 28 Apr 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2465
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358710 Harlan Kentucky 28 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
01-00564
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358900 Lee Kentucky 18 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3081
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359080 Rowan Kentucky 05 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6826
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359007 Morgan Kentucky 06 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2122
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358942 McCreary Kentucky 24 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E16.2
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359023 Powell Kentucky 11 May 2000 Ronald L. Jones
9265
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858297 Powell Kentucky 20 Jun 1987 A. Rentas
71
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358843 Laurel Kentucky 01 Jun 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-303
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358801 Laurel Kentucky 20 Sep 2008 Adrienne Cooper
4
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358611 Bell Kentucky 13 May 1962 Edward T. Browne Jr.
5228
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358827 Laurel Kentucky 28 Apr 1984 Ronald L. Jones
4249
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358637 Bell Kentucky 01 Sep 1964 Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358892 Lee Kentucky 18 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3081
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359221 Scott Tennessee 25 Apr 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2422
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858495 Wolfe Kentucky 26 Jul 1973 Johnnie B. Varner
7215
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359213 Fentress Tennessee 31 Aug 1979 Thomas S. Patrick
2705
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100780855 Wolfe Kentucky 01 Oct 2017 Thomas McFadden
704
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358702 Harlan Kentucky 01 Jun 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
715
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358744 Harlan Kentucky 10 Jul 1993 Bryce D. Fields
577
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359031 Powell Kentucky 22 Sep 2004 Timothy J. Weckman
8959
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358652 Bell Kentucky 21 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
868
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358934 McCreary Kentucky 08 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6566
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358975 Menifee Kentucky 01 Jul 1995 Kathryn Huie-Netting
32
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358991 Menifee Kentucky 15 Jun 1989 Carol Hanley
280
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358694 Harlan Kentucky 31 Jul 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
795
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358777 Harlan Kentucky 27 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
250
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358793 Harlan Kentucky 21 Jul 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3834
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100860384 Menifee Kentucky 21 Sep 1973 Johnnie B. Varner
7921
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359122 Wolfe Kentucky 19 Jul 1991 Carol J. Way
146
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359098 Wolfe Kentucky 10 Oct 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
9499
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358769 Harlan Kentucky 01 Jun 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
712
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358751 Harlan Kentucky 14 Aug 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8689
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358959 McCreary Kentucky 25 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E25.5
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358967 McCreary Kentucky 15 Sep 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3365
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359056 Powell Kentucky 21 Jul 1995 Jennifer R. Francis
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358983 Menifee Kentucky 22 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2496
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358736 Harlan Kentucky 11 Sep 2004 Amy V. McIntosh
489
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358660 Bell Kentucky 30 Jul 1974 C. Ross Hinkle
111a
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358645 Bell Kentucky 24 Jul 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1220
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858305 Powell Kentucky 20 Jun 1987 K. Johnson
62
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358850 Laurel Kentucky 27 Apr 1984 Ronald L. Jones
4249
EKY
Clethra acuminata
BEREA023611 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
31234100358819 Laurel Kentucky 08 Oct 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2218
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358728 Harlan Kentucky 09 Aug 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5335
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858263 Powell Kentucky 14 Jul 1985 S.L. Weber
119
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100358876 Laurel Kentucky 13 Jul 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-439
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359106 Wolfe Kentucky 14 Jul 1989 Nancy Coons
41
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858289 Powell Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 C. Brown
112
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100359049 Powell Kentucky 03 May 2005 Timothy J. Weckman
9222
EKY
Clethra acuminata
31234100858271 Wolfe Kentucky 14 Jul 1989 J. Regnier Getch
54
EKY
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012189 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012190 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012191 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012187 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012192 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 06 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Clethra acuminata
ETSU008285 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Clethra acuminata
31973000009052 Powell Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009056 Blount Tennessee
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009045 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009054 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009050 Laurel Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009373 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009371 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009368 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009366 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009364 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009367 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009370 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165150 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165178 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165189 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
BEREA012188 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Clethra acuminata
31973000009048 Menifee Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009049 Johnson Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009046 Bell Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009047 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
31973000009051 Whitley Kentucky
KNK
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009369 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009362 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009363 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009365 Wolfe Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
MDKY00009372 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165173 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165192 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165211 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165204 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165202 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165179 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165168 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165194 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165206 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165158 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165191 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165161 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165171 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165175 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165193 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165172 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165154 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165153 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165214 Wolfe Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165187 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165209 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165152 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165199 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165181 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165155 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165160 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165170 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165215 Wolfe Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165177 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165163 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165186 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165212 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165200 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165164 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165183 Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165180 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165149 Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165195 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165184 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165213 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165203 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165182 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165205 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165167 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165201 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165151 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165157 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165156 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165162 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165166 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165174 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165210 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165197 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165225 Pulaski Kentucky
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165185 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165190 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165176 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
UCHT021934 Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UCHT021936 Morgan Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018600 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0085906 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0087829 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115956 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0081305 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0081306 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165165 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165196 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165198 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165159 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165188 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
TENN-V-0165169 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Clethra acuminata
UCHT021935 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115957 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0081304 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0087825 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0092652 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018598 Carter Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018597 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018599 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115960 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0077362 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115963 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115961 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115955 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018606 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115962 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0087828 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0087830 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018602 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0115958 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
HTTU035042 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006639 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU033122 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU028060 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006641 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006644 Sumner Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
APSC0056063 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0018601 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0057296 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0081303 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Clethra acuminata
APSC0077659 Morgan Kentucky 12 Oct 1985
APSC
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006642 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006640 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006638 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU014103 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU024501 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
HTTU006643 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Clethra acuminata
UCHT033660 Sevier Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UCHT036263 Campbell Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UCHT033662 Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UCHT033661 Blount Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UCHT041917 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Clethra acuminata
UOS02202 Van Buren Tennessee 24 May 2002 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Clethra acuminata
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Clethra acuminata - Ashley B. Morris
Clethra acuminata - Joey Shaw
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Clethra acuminata - Joey Shaw
Clethra acuminata - Joey Shaw
Clethra acuminata - Joey Shaw
Clethra acuminata - Milo Pyne
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