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Taxon: Betula alleghaniensis Britton

Genus: Betula subgenus: Asperae section: Lentae
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Betuloideae
Nomen number: 7068
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 31:166. 1904
Comment: substitute name for B. lutea Michaux f., misapplied
Name verified on: 15-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Sep-2015
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

Economic importance:

  • Fuels: charcoal   (fide Trees US)
  • Fuels: fuelwood   (fide Trees US)
  • Materials: fiber   (wood pulp and wood for furniture and wood alcohol fide Little 1978)
  • Materials: wood   (wood pulp and wood for furniture and wood alcohol fide Little 1978)

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)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    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 [n.], Iowa, Minnesota [e.], Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama [n.], Georgia [n.], Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina [w.], South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia




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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.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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