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Rhamnus alnifolia NRCS-1

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rhamnaceae
Subfamlia: Rhamnoideae
Tribus: Rhamneae
Genus: Rhamnus
Species: Rhamnus alnifolia

Rhamnus alnifolia L'Her.

Sertum Anglicum seu Plantae Rariores quae in Hortis juxta Londinum, Imprimis in Horto Regio Kewensi Excoluntur, ab Anno 1786 ad Annuum 1787 Observatae. Paris 5. 1789 ("1788") "alnifolius
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Rhamnus alnifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: Alderleaf buckthorn
Türkçe: Kızılağaç yapraklı cehri

Rhamnus alnifolia is a species of flowering plant in the buckthorn family known by the common names alderleaf buckthorn,[1] or alder buckthorn. Unlike other "buckthorns", this alder buckthorn does not have thorns.[2] It is native to North America, where it is known mainly from the southern half of Canada and the northern half of the United States and California.[3][4] It can be found in forested habitat.

Rhamnus alnifolia is a spreading shrub usually 50 to 150 cm (20 to 59 in) tall,[5] rarely to 2 m (6 ft 7 in), its thin branches bearing deciduous leaves.[6] The thin, deeply veined leaves have oval blades 4.5 to 11 cm (1+3⁄4 to 4+3⁄8 in) long, pointed at the tip and lightly toothed along the edges.[5] The inflorescence is a solitary flower or umbel of up to three flowers occurring in leaf axils. The tiny flowers are about 1 mm (0.04 in) wide[6] and have five green sepals but no petals.[7] Female flowers produce drupes 6 to 8 mm (0.24 to 0.31 in) wide, each containing three seeds. The drupes darken to black when ripe.[5]

USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Rhamnus alnifolia". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
Catling, P.M., and Z.S. Porebski. 1994. The history of invasion and current status of glossy buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula, in Southern Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 108:305–310
"Rhamnus alnifolia". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
"Rhamnus alnifolia". State-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
Nesom, Guy L. (2016). "Rhamnus alnifolia". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). Vol. 12. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Jepson Flora Project (ed.). "Rhamnus alnifolia". Jepson eFlora. The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley.
Chayka, Katy; Dziuk, Peter (2016). "Rhamnus alnifolia (Alder-leaved Buckthorn)". Minnesota Wildflowers.

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