Sorbus americana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusSorbus
SpeciesSorbus americana Marshall
Common NameAmerican mountain ash
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: 1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Lanceolate;Narrowly Elliptic;Oblong; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrate;Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Orange ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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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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

SynonymFull Citation
Pyrus americana var. microcarpa Pyrus americana var. microcarpa
Sorbus americanus Sorbus americanus
Sorbus micrantha Sorbus micrantha Dum. Cours.
Sorbus microcarpa Sorbus microcarpa Pursh
Sorbus riparia Sorbus riparia Raf.

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: Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, ETSU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007690 Greene Tennessee 11 Sep 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sorbus americana
ETSU007692 Greene Tennessee 20 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115624 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115622 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115623 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115626 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115625 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
UCHT014934 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Sorbus americana
APSC0056074 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Sorbus americana
MTSU008496 Coffee Tennessee 20 Oct 1991 Chris Bumgarner
MTSU
Sorbus americana
ETSU007691 Greene Tennessee 12 May 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115630 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115628 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115627 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
TENN-V-0115629 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Sorbus americana
APSC0044462 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Sorbus americana
APSC0004558 Sevier Tennessee 11 Sep 1964 Wayne Chester
397
APSC
Sorbus americana
MTSU008497 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Nov 1999 Sara Little
MTSU
Sorbus americana
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Plant Photos

Sorbus americana - Dwayne Estes
Sorbus americana - Dwayne Estes
Sorbus americana - Dwayne Estes
Sorbus americana - Dwayne Estes
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Joey Shaw
Sorbus americana - Milo Pyne
Sorbus americana - Milo Pyne