Aronia prunifolia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusAronia
Species:Aronia prunifolia (Marsh.) Rehder
Common NamePurple Chokeberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL)
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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
Aronia prunifolia Aronia × prunifolia (Marshall) Rehder
Aronia prunifolia Aronia prunifolia (Marsh.) Rehder
Aronia prunifolia Aronia x prunifolia (Marshall) Rehder
Mespilus prunifolia Mespilus prunifolia Marshall
Pyrus atropurpurea Pyrus atropurpurea

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: Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Whitley (KY), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Van Buren (TN), White (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1946 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100603164 Cumberland Tennessee 16 Aug 1986 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Aronia prunifolia
N/A Carter Tennessee 21 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0041774 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0055310 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0055312 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0055369 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0105262 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0077351 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
TENN-V-0115022 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0097589 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0086546 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0078320 White Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0078319 White Tennessee
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
APSC0005419 Van Buren Tennessee 19 Sep 1946 E.S. Ford, N.H. Russell
1945
APSC
Aronia prunifolia
MTSU007476 Cannon Tennessee 23 Apr 1982 M. S. Hancock
24
MTSU
Aronia prunifolia
UCHT031374 Campbell Tennessee
UCHT
Aronia prunifolia
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Plant Photos

Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
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Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes
Aronia prunifolia - Dwayne Estes