Celastrus orbiculatus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCelastraceae
Family (Traditional)Celastraceae
GenusCelastrus
Species:Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb.
Common NameOriental Bittersweet
Growth Habitvine - liana
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Invasive Rank: TN-IPC Established Threat; Natural Area Presence: FCFSP; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Natural Area Presence: TRG; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - liana; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Persistance: Tardily Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: crenulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: dioecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; Invasive; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL)
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
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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), Boyd (KY), Breathitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Carter (KY), Clark (KY), Elliott (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Jefferson (KY), Knox (KY), Lewis (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Monroe (KY), Nicholas (KY), Perry (KY), Robertson (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Anderson (TN), Carter (TN), Clay (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100376670 Knox Kentucky 13 Jul 1993 Deborah White
s.n.
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376605 Madison Kentucky 20 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25339
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376720 Perry Kentucky 20 Jun 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
88
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376712 Nicholas Kentucky 13 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25104
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376662 Jefferson Kentucky 13 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6368
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376621 Fayette Kentucky 19 May 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4150
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376597 Clark Kentucky 01 Sep 2000 Ross C. Clark
25388
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011980 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011984 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011978 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011981 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011987 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011986 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011979 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011983 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011985 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011988 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU005613 Unicoi Tennessee 30 Apr 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009163 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009167 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009159 Carroll Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009152 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009156 Breathitt Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142780 Union Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142773 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142764 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142768 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142776 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142772 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376738 Robertson Kentucky 05 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25037
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376613 Fayette Kentucky 26 Aug 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4734
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376688 Madison Kentucky 13 Sep 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2014
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376571 Bell Kentucky 14 May 1974 J. Stuart Lassetter
2046
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376589 Elliott Kentucky 13 May 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009166 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009157 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142771 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142765 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142770 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142777 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142856 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142779 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142855 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
UCHT018856 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142767 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142775 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142778 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142769 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142774 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
UCHT018855 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Celastrus orbiculatus
UCHT018863 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Celastrus orbiculatus
UCHT018854 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA024737 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA024425 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0108612 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0089697 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0080496 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0072883 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0118485 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0076097 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0081041 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU030420 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU015409 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
UOS02215 Franklin Tennessee 01 Jul 1997 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0019522 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009162 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009155 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009153 Boyd Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009160 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009154 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU005615 Unicoi Tennessee 24 May 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
BEREA011982 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376639 McCracken Kentucky 05 Oct 1967 Raymond Athey
44
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
31234100376696 Madison Kentucky 05 Oct 1980 Barbara L. Rafaill
414
EKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MEM004405 Shelby Tennessee 12 May 1970 Robert W. McGowan
s.n.
MEM
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0111550 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0078405 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
UOS02214 Franklin Tennessee 13 Sep 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU015410 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU030419 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU030421 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU015408 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU015411 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
ETSU015407 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Celastrus orbiculatus
APSC0081039 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Celastrus orbiculatus
TENN-V-0142766 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009161 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009164 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MDKY00009158 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Celastrus orbiculatus
MEM000801 Shelby Tennessee 01 May 1963 R. Elaine Lawson
40
MEM
Celastrus orbiculatus
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