Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

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Coralberry
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Symphoricarpos
Species: S. orbiculatus
Binomial name
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Moench 1794
Synonyms[1]
  • Lonicera symphoricarpos L. 1753
  • Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos (L.) MacMill 1892, invalid name because scientific names are not allowed to have the same first and last parts

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, commonly called coralberry,[2] buckbrush or Indian currant is a woody species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family.[3]

Description[edit]

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is an erect shrub, with greenish-white purple-tinged flowers and rounded pink to purple fruits. The leaves are oval shaped, and arranged oppositely along the branches.[4] Symphoricarpos orbiculatus can reach a height of 6 ft (180 cm), but is typically 3–4 ft (90–120 cm).[4]

Distribution[edit]

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is native to the eastern and central United States as well as central Canada (Ontario) and northeastern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León).[2][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lonicera symphoricarpos". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden. 
  2. ^ a b "Symphoricarpos orbiculatus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Jones, George Neville (1940). "A monograph of the genus Symphoricarpos". Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. 21 (2): 201–252. 
  4. ^ a b "Coral-Berry, Indian Currant, Devil's Shoestring, or Buckbrush". Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide. Archived from the original on 2013-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Symphoricarpos orbiculatus". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014. 
  6. ^ "Symphoricarpos orbiculatus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).