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Taxon: Cercis canadensis L.

Genus: Cercis
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Cercideae subtribe: Cercidinae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 300123
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:374. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 03-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Apr-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 40 in National Plant Germplasm System.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • eastern redbud   (Source: F Missouri ) – English   [Cercis canadensis var. canadensis]
  • Judastree   (Source: Leg US ) – English
  • Mexican redbud   (Source: Trees US ) – English   [Cercis canadensis var. mexicana]
  • redbud   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Texas redbud   (Source: Trees US ) – English   [Cercis canadensis var. texensis]
  • amerikanskt judasträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, Michigan [s.], New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska [e.], Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico [s.e.], Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua [e.], Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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).
  • Fritsch, P. W. et al. 2009. Taxonomic implications of morphological variation in Cercis canadensis (Fabaceae) from Mexico and adjacent parts of Texas. Syst. Bot. 34:510–520.
  • Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):142.
  • Isely, D. 1998. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Turland, N. J. & C. E. Jarvis. 1997. Typification of Linnaean specific and varietal names in the Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Taxon 46:466. [lectotypify].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Cercis canadensis L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cercis canadensis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?300123 (31 July 2014)

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