Alnus jorullensis

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Alnus jorullensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Alnus
Subgenus: Alnus
Species: A. jorullensis
Binomial name
Alnus jorullensis
Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, J.A.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth
Synonyms[1]
  • Alnus acuminata var. jorullensis (Kunth) Regel
  • Alnus jorullensis var. typica Regel
  • Alnus firmifolia Fernald

Alnus jorullensis (Mexican alder) is an evergreen or semi-evergreen alder, native to central and southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the high Andes of South America.[1][2] It is a medium-sized tree growing to 20–25 m tall. The leaves are obovate to elliptic, 5–12 cm long, somewhat leathery in texture with a serrated margin and glandular on the underside. The flowers are wind-pollinated catkins, produced in early spring.[3]

It is used for ornamental planting in warm temperate areas such as southern California.

Subspecies[1]
  1. Alnus jorullensis subsp. jorullensis - Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
  2. Alnus jorullensis subsp. lutea Furlow - Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Macbride, J. F. 1937. Betulaceae, Flora of Peru. Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series 13(2/2): 267–268.
  3. ^ Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras