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Aronia melanocarpa

Aronia

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Last modified: 03/05/2013

Nomenclature

Aronia Medik., Philos. Bot. 1: 140, 155. 1789, nom. cons. Adenorachis (DC.) Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 93. 1915, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Aronia arbutifolia (L.) Pers.

Key to the species of Aronia

1. Lower leaf surface, young shoots, and rachis pubescent...2
1. Lower leaf surface, young shoots, and rachis glabrous...Aronia melanocarpa

2. Sepals stipitate glandular; fruit red; lower leaf surfaces densely tomentose...Aronia arbutifolia
2. Sepals glandless or nearly so; fruit purple to purple-black; lower leaf surface scarcely tomentose...Aronia ×prunifolia

List of Aronia Species

References

References to Aronia

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