New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea paniculata   Sieb.  -  Hydrangea

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Nomenclature

Hydrangea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 397. 1753. Gen. Pl. 189. 1754. TYPE: Hydrangea arborescens L.

Key to the species of Hydrangea

1. Leaf teeth 1-2 mm long; inflorescence flat-topped or broadly convex...Hydrangea arborescens
1. Leaf teeth 0.5-1 mm long; inflorescence pyramidal or ovoid...Hydrangea paniculata

List of Hydrangea Species

References to Hydrangea

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  • Burkett, G. W. 1932. Anatomical studies within the genus Hydrangea. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 41: 83-95.
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  • Pilatowski, R. E. 1980. A taxonomic study of the Hydrangea arborescens complex. M.S. Thesis North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC45 p.
  • Pilatowski, R. E. 1979. A preliminary look at the Hydrangea arborescens complex (Saxifragaceae). ASB Bull. 26(2): 95. (Abstract)
  • Pilatowski, R. E. 1981. A taxonomic study of the Hydrangea arborescens complex (Saxifragaceae). ASB Bull. 28(2): 72. (Abstract of paper, 42nd Ann. Meeting of the Assoc. of Southeastern Biologists, Knoxville, TN)
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  • Spongberg, S. A. 1972. The genera of Saxifragaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 53: 409-498.
  • St. John, H. 1921. A critical revision of Hydrangea arborescens. Rhodora 23(273): 203-9.
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