Rhamnus alnifolia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRhamnaceae
Family (Traditional)Rhamnaceae
GenusRhamnus
SpeciesRhamnus alnifolia L'Her.
Common Namealderleaf buckthorn, Cascara buckthorn
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;Broadly Oblong;Elliptic;Oblong;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Crenate;Crenulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.3
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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
Frangula americana Frangula americana

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: Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0145310 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145325 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145318 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145319 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145312 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145321 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145315 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145324 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
APSC0005597 Campbell Tennessee 26 Jul 2010 Dwayne Estes with Aaron Floden
11758
APSC
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145323 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145317 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145320 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145316 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145311 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145322 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145314 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0145313 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
APSC0005598 Campbell Tennessee 07 May 2011 Aaron Floden
1466
APSC
Rhamnus alnifolia
APSC0005600 Campbell Tennessee 10 Sep 2009 Aaron Floden
1168
APSC
Rhamnus alnifolia
APSC0005599 Campbell Tennessee 24 Aug 2011 Aaron Floden with Dr. Wofford, Dr. Shilling and Gwen
1764
APSC
Rhamnus alnifolia
TENN-V-0244866 Campbell Tennessee Aaron Floden
TENN
Rhamnus alnifolia
UCHT035777 Claiborne Tennessee
UCHT
Rhamnus alnifolia
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