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Taxon: Betula populifolia Marshall

Genus: Betula
Family: Betulaceae subfamily: Betuloideae.
Nomen number: 7134
Place of publication: Arbust. amer. 19. 1785
Name verified on: 10-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Aug-1998
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • fire birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • gray birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • white birch   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • bouleau gris   (Source: F NAmer ) – French

Economic importance:


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, Nova Scotia, Ontario [s.e.], Prince Edward Island, Quebec [s.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana [n.], Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio [n.], Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [n.e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina [w.], South Carolina, Virginia [n.]

References:

  • Brayshaw, T. C. 1966. The names of yellow birch and two of its varieties. Canad. Field-Naturalist 80:187.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of Fagales.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • 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.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Betula populifolia Marshall:


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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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?7134 (31 October 2014)

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