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Taxon: Alnus incana (L.) Moench

Genus: Alnus
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Betuloideae.
Nomen number: 2453
Place of publication: Methodus 424. 1794
Name verified on: 09-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Aug-1998
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • gray alder   (Source: F BritStace ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. incana]
  • grey alder   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • mountain alder   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia]
  • speckled alder   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. rugosa]
  • swamp alder   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. rugosa]
  • tag alder   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. rugosa]
  • thin-leaf alder   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia]
  • aulne blanchâtre   (Source: F NAmer ) – French   [Alnus incana subsp. rugosa]
  • ontano bianco   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian   [Alnus incana subsp. incana]
  • gråal   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Alnus incana subsp. incana]
  • hasselal   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Alnus incana subsp. rugosa]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Furlow, J. J. 1979. The systematics of the American species of Alnus (Betulaceae). Rhodora 81:165.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Murai, S. 1964. Phytotaxonomical and geobotanical studies on genusAlnus in Japan. III. Taxonomy of whole world species and distribution of each section. Bull. Gov. Forest Exp. Sta., Meguro 171:55.
  • Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's flora of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Alnus incana (L.) Moench:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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