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Taxon: Viburnum opulus L.

Genus: Viburnum
Family: Adoxaceae. Also placed in: Caprifoliaceae Viburnaceae
Nomen number: 409945
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:268. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-Feb-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • American cranberry-bush   (Source: Krussmann ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. americanum]
  • crampbark   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. opulus]
  • crampbark   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • European cranberry-bush   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. opulus]
  • Guelder-rose   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • guelder-rose   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. opulus]
  • highbush cranberry   (Source: Krussmann ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. americanum]
  • snowballbush   (Source: Utah Pl ) – English   [Viburnum opulus var. opulus]
  • ji shu tiao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Viburnum opulus var. sargentii]
  • ou zhou jia mi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • kanboku   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Viburnum opulus var. sargentii]
  • kalina obyknovenaâ   (Source: F Baltic ) – Transliterated Russian
  • amerikanskt olvon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Viburnum opulus var. americanum]
  • sargentolvon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Viburnum opulus var. sargentii]
  • skogsolvon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia [s.e.], Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Kurile Islands, Primorye
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu; Korea
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.], Prince Edward Island, Quebec [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta [s.], British Columbia [s.], Manitoba [s.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana [n.], Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio [n.], Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.], Iowa [n.], Minnesota, Nebraska [Douglas Co.], North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho [n.], Washington, Wyoming [Crook Co.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Virginia [n.]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Viburnum opulus L.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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