Aronia melanocarpa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusAronia
SpeciesAronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott
Common NameBlack chokeberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; 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; Leaf/Leaflet Apex Shape: Acuminate;Acute;Apiculate; Leaf/Leaflet Base Shape: Acuminate;Acute;Cuneate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (State Rank); G5 (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
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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
Mespilus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa Mespilus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa Michx.
Pyrus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa Pyrus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa

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), Bullitt (KY), Casey (KY), Clinton (KY), Edmonson (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Menifee (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Russell (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Wolfe (KY), Campbell (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Johnson (TN), Lincoln (TN), McNairy (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1959 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100602943 Casey Kentucky 16 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7062
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603073 Rowan Kentucky 13 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1173
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603057 Pulaski Kentucky 15 Jul 1991 John Richard Abbott
1002
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603024 Powell Kentucky 11 Jun 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5014
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100850450 Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 R.C. Clark
21606
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603008 McCreary Kentucky 15 Sep 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3376
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603131 Van Buren Tennessee 14 May 1989 Ronald L. Jones
6058
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100628732 Bell Kentucky 05 Jul 2004 Amy V. McIntosh
278
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603081 Russell Kentucky 28 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
466
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603016 McCreary Kentucky 12 Jul 1991 Douglas Stephens
11
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603099 Whitley Kentucky 09 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1517
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100602984 Letcher Kentucky 31 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2030
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
BEREA019673 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Aronia melanocarpa
BEREA019672 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603032 McCreary Kentucky 20 May 1980 Rob Jacobs
141802
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100602968 Jackson Kentucky 01 May 1993 Joe Abner
93-48
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603040 Pulaski Kentucky 14 May 1992 John Richard Abbott
2166
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100603065 Rockcastle Kentucky 10 Aug 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
3277
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100602976 Laurel Kentucky 22 Aug 1996 David D. Taylor
18326
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100602992 McCreary Kentucky 22 Jun 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6407
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
31234100602950 Harlan Kentucky 17 Jul 1996 Bryce D. Fields
892
EKY
Aronia melanocarpa
BEREA019674 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Aronia melanocarpa
BEREA019671 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Aronia melanocarpa
ETSU007628 Greene Tennessee 27 Aug 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia melanocarpa
ETSU007630 Greene Tennessee 12 May 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia melanocarpa
31973000018155 Clinton Kentucky
KNK
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115180 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115244 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115210 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115193 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115229 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115240 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115233 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115239 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115188 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115226 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115171 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115242 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115190 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115221 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115194 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115212 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115177 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 23 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia melanocarpa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 04 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia melanocarpa
ETSU007629 Greene Tennessee 30 Jul 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia melanocarpa
31973000018153 Clinton Kentucky
KNK
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115206 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115211 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115178 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115245 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115214 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115185 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115218 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115224 Moore Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115191 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0242082 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115220 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115238 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115228 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115175 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115179 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115203 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115249 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115236 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115184 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115198 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115208 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115205 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115202 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115172 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115196 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115182 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115187 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115231 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115199 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115201 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115223 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115186 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0242123 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115195 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115234 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115237 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115204 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115173 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115217 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115241 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115219 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115176 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115174 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115243 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115230 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115181 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115232 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115192 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115189 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115216 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115207 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115222 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115235 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014894 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014899 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014891 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115248 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115197 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115200 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115183 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115225 Moore Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115227 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115213 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115209 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115246 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115247 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
TENN-V-0115215 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014897 Van Buren Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014888 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0099511 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0114465 Muhlenberg Kentucky 18 Apr 2019 Mason Brock
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014886 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014892 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT014887 Macon Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0089149 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0089072 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0044581 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0096747 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0044585 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0096753 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0005461 Cumberland Tennessee 16 Jan 2006 Dwayne Estes, J. Beck, R. Floyd
8672
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0097586 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0096254 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0095237 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0115353 Van Buren Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0103424 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0103427 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0095735 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0096749 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0099593 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0044582 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0097588 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0051630 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0095240 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0070172 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0065136 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0005430 Van Buren Tennessee 03 May 2001 Chris A. Fleming, Keith Bowman, and Greg Schmidt
FCF-229
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0057387 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0086545 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0096748 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0005420 Campbell Tennessee 07 May 2008 Aaron Floden, D.K. Smith and Gene Wofford
369
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0041959 Unicoi Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0057096 Sequatchie Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0097587 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0005422 Campbell Tennessee 16 May 2008 Aaron Floden
457
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0041773 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0051365 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU027573 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU023313 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU034027 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU019932 Putnam Tennessee P. A. Boyce
s.n.
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
MTSU007475 Franklin Tennessee 23 Apr 1982 Keith Goff
38
MTSU
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT035295 Scott Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05412 Franklin Tennessee 04 May 2005 Jon Evans
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05410 Van Buren Tennessee 03-May-01 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05406 Franklin Tennessee 29 Apr 1968 T.W. Ellis
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05411 Franklin Tennessee 10 May 1969 Sanders
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05409 Grundy Tennessee 07 May 1959 J.R. Carter
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05403 Grundy Tennessee 05 May 1969 Douglas Vanderbilt
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05405 Grundy Tennessee 06 May 1968 G.C. Osborne
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05404 Grundy Tennessee 06 May 1968 R.O. Elam
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05414 Franklin Tennessee 29 Apr 1999 Amy Rice
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141854 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141870 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141872 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141848 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141869 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141859 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141862 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141871 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141855 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0089150 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
APSC0103425 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU027575 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
HTTU027574 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aronia melanocarpa
UCHT040445 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05413 Franklin Tennessee 30 Jul 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
N/A Grundy Tennessee 07 May 1959 J.R. Carter
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
UOS05407 Franklin Tennessee 22 May 1996 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141863 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141879 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141877 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141873 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141865 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141860 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141864 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141876 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141846 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141880 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141849 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141857 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141878 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141874 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141850 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141858 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141847 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141851 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141856 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141868 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141861 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141852 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141875 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141867 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141866 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
BRIT141853 Tennessee
VDB
Aronia melanocarpa
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Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Dwayne Estes
Aronia melanocarpa - Sunny Fleming
Aronia melanocarpa - Sunny Fleming
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Tara Littlefield
Aronia melanocarpa - Theo Witsell
Aronia melanocarpa - Theo Witsell