Cercocarpus montanus Raf.
Alderleaf mountain-mahogany, true mountain-mahogany
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Rosales||Rose family and eight others|
|Family||Rosaceae||Includes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others|
|Genus||Cercocarpus||From the Greek kerkos, “tail,” and karpos, “fruit,” an allusion to the tail-shaped achene|
|Species||montanus||Of the mountains|
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Cercocarpus montanus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/16/1999 · Florissant and Lake George area, Colorado · By Tim Chandler ID is uncertain
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