Rhamnus alnifolia

Rhamnus alnifolia (ALDER BUCKTHORN) 01

Rhamnus alnifolia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Rosales
Familia: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Rhamnus
Species: Rhamnus alnifolia

Name

Rhamnus alnifolia L'Hér.

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 name alder buckthorn, or alderleaf buckthorn. 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. It can be found in forested habitat.

Description

Rhamnus alnifolia is a spreading shrub approaching two meters in maximum height, its thin branches bearing deciduous leaves. The thin, deeply veined leaves have oval blades up to 10 centimeters long, pointed at the tip and lightly toothed along the edges. The inflorescence is a solitary flower or umbel of up to three flowers occurring in leaf axils. The tiny flowers are just a few millimeters wide and lack petals. Female flowers drupes just under a centimeter wide, each containing three seeds. The drupes darken to black when ripe.

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