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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Alnus

alder
mountain ash

Hierarchical position of the Genus Alnus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Hamamelididae Takht.
pub. 1967
  
   SuperOrdo  Juglandanae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
  
   Ordo  Corylales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 11. 1829.
  
   Familia  Betulaceae Gray
pub. Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 222, 243. 1 Nov 1821, nom. cons.
common name: Birches, alders
  
   Subfamilia  Betuloideae Rich. ex Arn.
pub. Encycl. Brit., ed. 7, 5: 131. 9 Mar 1832.
  
   Tribus  Alneae (Spach) Ledeb.
pub. Fl. Ross. 3: 654. Nov 1850.
  
   Genus  Alnus Mill.
pub. (1754)
common name: alder
  

Named members of the Genus Alnus

1
   Species  alnobetula (Ehrh.) K. Koch p.p.
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
2
   Species  alnus (L.) Britt.
syn. Alnus glutinosa
3
   Species  crispa (Ait.) Pursh
 
4
   Varietas  elongata Raup
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. crispa
5
   Subspecies  laciniata Hultén
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
6
   Varietas  mollis (Fern.) Fern.
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. crispa
7
   Subspecies  sinuata (Regel) Hultén
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
8
   Species  glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
common name: European alder, black alder, or  (Norwegian), Fearna  (Gaelic)
  
9
   Species  incana (L.) Moench
common name: tag alder, speckled alder, or  (Norwegian)
  
 
10
   Varietas  americana Regel
syn. Alnus incana ssp. rugosa
11
   Varietas  occidentalis (Dippel) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia
12
   Subspecies  rugosa (Du Roi) Clausen
common name: speckled alder
13
   Varietas  serrulata (Ait.) Boivin
syn. Alnus serrulata
14
   Subspecies  tenuifolia (Nutt.) Breitung
common name: thinleaf alder
15
   Varietas  virescens S. Wats.
syn. Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia
16
   Species  maritima (Marsh.) Muhl. ex Nutt.
 
17
   Subspecies  metoporina (Furlow) E. Murr.
syn. Alnus maritima
18
   Varietas  metoporina (Furlow) E. Murr.
syn. Alnus maritima
19
   Species  metoporina Furlow
syn. Alnus maritima
20
   Species  nepalensis D. Don
common name: Nepal alder
21
   Species  noveboracensis Britt.
syn. Alnus serrulata
22
   Species  oblongifolia Torr.
common name: Arizona alder
23
   Species  oregona Nutt.
 
24
   Varietas  pinnatisecta Starker
syn. Alnus rubra
25
   Species  rhombifolia Nutt.
common name: white alder
  
 
26
   Varietas  bernardina Munz & Johnston
syn. Alnus rhombifolia
27
   Species  rubra Bong.
common name: red alder, Oregon alder
  
28
   Species  rugosa (Du Roi) Spreng.
 
29
   Varietas  americana (Regel) Fern.
syn. Alnus incana ssp. rugosa
30
   Species  serrulata (Ait.) Willd.
 
31
   Varietas  subelliptica Fern.
syn. Alnus serrulata
32
   Species  sinuata (Regel) Rydb.
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
common name: Sitka alder
  
33
   Species  tenuifolia Nutt.
syn. Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia
common name: slender alder, alder, mountain ash, mountain alder
  
34
   Species  viridis (Vill.) Lam. & DC.
 
35
   Subspecies  crispa (Ait.) Turrill
common name: mountain alder
36
   Varietas  crispa (Ait.) House
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. crispa
37
   Subspecies  fruticosa (Rupr.) Nyman
common name: Siberian alder
38
   Subspecies  sinuata (Regel) A.& D. Löve
common name: Sitka alder
39
   Varietas  sinuata Regel
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata
40
   Species  x fallacina Callier
41
   Species  x hultenii Murai p.p.
syn. Alnus viridis ssp. crispa
42
   Species  x purpusii Callier
syn. Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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