Fraxinus biltmoreana

Species:Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle
Common Name:Biltmore Ash
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Tree
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
References:Nesom, G.L. 2010. Fraxinus biltmoreana and Fraxinus smallii (Oleaceae), forest trees of the eastern United States. Phytoneuron 2010-51: 1–30.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyOLEACEAE - Olive family
Genus Fraxinus
Species Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle - Biltmore Ash


Citation Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle, Bot. Gaz. 25(5): 358. 1898.
Basionym: **
Type: NORTH CAROLINA: Buncombe Co.: Biltmore, Oct 1895, Beadle 4049 (holotype: US).

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Calycomelia biltmoreana Calycomelia biltmoreana (Beadle) Nieuwland, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 3: 186. 1914.Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle 1898. 
Fraxinus americana subsp. biltmoreana Fraxinus americana Linnaeus, subsp. biltmoreana (Beadle) E. Murray, Kalmia 13: 6. 1983.Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle 1898. 
Fraxinus americana var. biltmoreana Fraxinus americana Linnaeus, var. biltmoreana (Beadle) J. Wright ex Fernald, Rhodora 49: 159. 1947.Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle 1898. 
Fraxinus catawbiensis Fraxinus catawbiensis Ashe, Bot. Gaz. 33: 230. 1902. NORTH CAROLINA: Granville Co.: Eclipse P.O., bank of Catawba River at farm of Mr. Bird, 7 Aug 1901, Ashe s.n. (holotype: NCU).

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: DeKalb, Madison, Walker

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0037855 Walker 18 Jun 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle
UWAL0034157 DeKalb 06 May 2015 Spaulding, Daniel D.
Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle
UWAL0018881 Madison 15 Sep 1984 Kral, Robert
Fraxinus biltmoreana Beadle
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