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Cercocarpus montanus

Cercocarpus montanus Raf.

 

Alderleaf Mountain-mahogany, True Mountain-mahogany

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusCercocarpusFrom the Greek kerkos, “tail,” and karpos, “fruit,” an allusion to the tail-shaped achene
SpeciesmontanusOf the mountains

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Cercocarpus montanus on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Cercocarpus montanus on the USDA Plants Database

Cercocarpus montanus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Cercocarpus montanus (Alderleaf Mountain-mahogany, True Mountain-mahogany)

9/16/1999 · Florissant and Lake George area, CO · By Tim Chandler ID is uncertain

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