Aronia melanocarpa

(Michaux) Elliott
Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 557. 1821.
Common names: Black chokeberry
EndemicIllustrated
Basionym: Mespilus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 292. 1803
Synonyms: Aronia nigra (Willdenow) Koehne Photinia melanocarpa (Michaux) K. R. Robertson & J. B. Phipps Pyrus arbutifolia var. nigra Willdenow P. melanocarpa (Michaux) Willdenow Sorbus melanocarpa (Michaux) Hey nhold
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 446. Mentioned on page 438, 489.

Stems glabrous or glabrescent. Leaves pale green abaxially, dark green and shiny adaxially, becoming scarlet; blade 2.5–7 × 2.5–3.5 cm, apex subacute to acuminate or apiculate, surfaces glabrous or glabrescent, adaxial midrib stipitate-glandular. Flowers sweet-scented; hypanthium glabrous; sepal margins glabrous; anthers yellow to purplish red. Pomes black, glabrous, taste acid and bitter. 2n = 34, 68.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun; fruiting Sep–Nov.
Habitat: Swamps, bogs, wet thickets, margins of ponds and lakes, beaver ponds, woods, moist high-elevation forests, rock outcrops
Elevation: 0–2000 m

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Richard J. Pankhurst† +
(Michaux) Elliott +
Mespilus arbutifolia var. melanocarpa +
Black chokeberry +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0–2000 m +
Swamps, bogs, wet thickets, margins of ponds and lakes, beaver ponds, woods, moist high-elevation forests, rock outcrops +
Flowering Mar–Jun +  and fruiting Sep–Nov. +
Sketch Bot. S. Carolina +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Aronia nigra +, Photinia melanocarpa +, Pyrus arbutifolia var. nigra +, P. melanocarpa +  and Sorbus melanocarpa +
Aronia melanocarpa +
species +