Clethra alnifolia

Family:CLETHRACEAE
Species:Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
Common Name:Coastal Sweet Pepperbush; Coastal White Alder; Coastal Pepperbush
Habitat:Edges of acidic wetlands.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI), G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCLETHRACEAE - White-Alder/Pepperbush family
Genus Clethra
Species Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus - Coastal Sweet Pepperbush; Coastal White Alder; Coastal Pepperbush

Citation

Citation CLETHRA ALNIFOLIA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 396. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 567.1). Lectotypified by Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 87: 75. 1967.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Clethra alnifolia var. denudata Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, var. denudata Aiton, Hort. Kew. 2: 73. 1789, nom. inadmiss.Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus 1753. 
Clethra alnifolia var. glabella Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, var. glabella Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 260. 1803, nom. inadmiss.Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus 1753. 
Clethra alnifolia var. michauxii Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, var. michauxii (Courtois) G. Nicholson, Hand-List Trees 2: 97. 1896.Clethra michauxii Courtois 1833. 
Clethra alnifolia var. paniculata Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, var. paniculata (Aiton) G. Nicholson, Hand-List Trees 2: 97. 1896.Clethra paniculata Aiton 1789. 
Clethra alnifolia var. scabra Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus, var. scabra (Persoon) G. Nicholson, Hand-List Trees 2: 97. 1896.Clethra scabra Persoon 1805. 
Clethra angustifolia Clethra angustifolia Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 6. 1840, non de Candolle 1838. FLORIDA
Clethra bracteata Clethra bracteata Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 7. 1840. FLORIDA
Clethra michauxii Clethra michauxii Curtois, Mag. Hort. 1: 249. 1833.  
Clethra paniculata Clethra paniculata Aiton, Hort. Kew. 2: 73. 1789.  
Clethra pumila Clethra pumila Rafinesque, Autik. Bot. 7. 1840. NEW JERSEY
Clethra scabra Clethra scabra Persoon, Syn. Pl. 1: 483. 1805.  

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: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Cherokee, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1874 - 1980

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
USAM000003816 Mobile 08 May 1969 Scott, D.L.
291
USAM
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus var. tomentosa Michaux
AUA_ACC_43439 Conecuh 17 Aug 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
1513
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013116 Tuscaloosa 10 Jul 1874 Smith, Eugene A.
s.n.
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003797 Crenshaw 31 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14545
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00062924 Covington 21 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14506
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_72599 Baldwin 29 Oct 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
PERD-220
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_37570 Escambia 6 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
554
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_13020 Baldwin 27 Jul 1967 Willis, Robert L.
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
TROY000020030 Escambia 20 Nov 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20450
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_52695 Butler 25 Jul 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
7048
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_69664 Covington 20 Jun 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3338
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013115 Escambia 07 Aug 1979 Davenport, Lawrence J.
1488
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_49251 Crenshaw 15 Aug 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
535
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013102 Mobile 18 Nov 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6988
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
UWAL0011844 Washington 22 Jul 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7394
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
SAMF0007073 Escambia 01 Sep 2020 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6728
SAMF
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_63848 Crenshaw 31 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14545
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_42619 Covington 6 Aug 1972 Nelson, John
161
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
USAM000003815 Baldwin 19 Jun 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11167
USAM
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus var. tomentosa Michaux
UNA00057805 Washington 16 Aug 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
3226
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
UWAL0039979 Bullock 29 Sep 2017 Horne, Howard E.
4262
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003799 Escambia 21 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14506
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_63792 Escambia 21 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14506
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_18888 Washington 9 Sep 1970 Moore, Harold D.
1024
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
TROY000003792 Conecuh 13 Aug 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11987
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_18000 Covington 26 Jul 1968 Kral, Robert
32064
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
ALNHS00001341 Mobile 11 Jul 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#612
ALNHS
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003791 Coffee 04 Sep 2000 Martin, Brian H.
912
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00013119 Washington 05 Aug 1980 Haynes, Robert R.
8114
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_41251 Escambia 28 Nov 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
1896
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UWAL0019810 Houston 09 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26588
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00013112 Mobile 28 Aug 1951 Chermock, Ralph L.
s.n.
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003790 Baldwin 10 Aug 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2390
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
TROY000041096 Washington 22 Jun 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7394
TROY
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_51517 Geneva 27 Jul 1989 Diamond, Alvin R.
6130
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_69665 Covington 20 Jun 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3341
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013105 Houston 12 Jul 1978 Davenport, Lawrence J.
542
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_50695 Escambia 16 Jun 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
6984
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00056730 Covington 30 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11568
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000049840 Dale 16 Jul 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
29007
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00057976 Dale 12 May 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13174
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000018021 Butler 06 Oct 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18486
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_37626 Baldwin 22 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
589
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_15043 Autauga 4 Aug 1969 Owens, James R.
095
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
JSU119317 Baldwin 1 Sep 1997 Brodeur, Kristin R.
079
JSU
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00062954 Crenshaw 31 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14545
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
UNA00064098 Escambia 26 Sep 1985 Lawler, Carol L.
68
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L. var. tomentosa (Lam.) Michx.
TROY000003795 Covington 18 Jun 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13369
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_69621 Covington 20 Jun 2008 Hansen, Curtis J.
3314
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_48395 Coosa 5 Oct 1980 Webb, A.L.
049
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_5379 Baldwin 27 Jul 1968 Jordan, Jr., R.
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013114 Cherokee 30 Jul 1949 Segars, Charles B.
132
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_50307 Dale 30 Aug 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8432
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013101 Mobile 15 Jul 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D585
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L. var. tomentosa (Lam.) Michx.
TROY000033496 Barbour 20 Aug 2011 Ryan, Lauren
7
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UWAL0042968 Baldwin 20 Jul 2000 Larsen, Harry S.
421
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000049044 Barbour 14 Jul 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
29005
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
ALNHS00000697 Monroe 24 Aug 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
RH-373
ALNHS
Clethra alnifolia L.
UWAL0034485 Escambia 03 Oct 1994 Kral, Robert
84246
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_51440 Dale 7 Jul 1991 Diamond, Alvin R.
7562
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
USAM000003814 Mobile 28 Jun 1967 LeLong, Michel G.
3322
USAM
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus var. tomentosa Michaux
UNA00050171 Washington 24 Jun 1984 Whetstone, R. David
14285
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003794 Covington 08 Jul 2001 Diamond, Alvin R.
12505
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_19327 Escambia 25 Jul 1969 Moore, Harold D.
486-69
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_46282 Crenshaw 31 Jul 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3451
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013118 Tuscaloosa 23 Jul 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
435
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AMAL00009349 Escambia 21 Jul 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14506
AMAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_12346 Baldwin 1 May 1965 Koelling, Alfred C.
2211
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
SAMF0004016 Tuscaloosa 23 Jul 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
435
SAMF
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UWAL0030517 Covington 26 Jul 1990 Kral, Robert
78072
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_40008 Escambia 14 Sep 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UWAL0049951 Barbour 14 Jul 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
29005
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UWAL0042470 Bullock 26 Aug 2017 Horne, Howard E.
4134
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000042572 Houston 09 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26588
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AMAL00017024 Baldwin 29 Oct 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
Perd-220
AMAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_19468 Houston 30 Jul 1970 Moore, Harold D.
509
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
TROY000003798 Dale 12 May 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13174
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_15530 Geneva 25 Jul 1969 Simonds, E.P.
079
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_51182 Geneva 1 Jul 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8717
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013117 Covington 26 Jul 1968 Kral, Robert
32064
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L. var. tomentosa (Lam.) Michx.
AUA_ACC_51607 Geneva 29 Jul 1990 Diamond, Alvin R.
7054
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UWAL0007192 Washington 14 Aug 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3024
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003793 Conecuh 01 Jul 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16608
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00058643 Baldwin 10 Aug 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2390
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA000040894 Baldwin 25 Aug 1925 Wolf, Wolfgang
2369
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AMAL00012950 Washington 14 Aug 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3024
AMAL
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_19188 Monroe 10 Sep 1970 Moore, Harold D.
1087
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_18942 Geneva 18 Aug 1970 Moore, Harold D.
652
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013103 Covington 3 Oct 1981 Ireland, Kathleen
29
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000018022 Houston 25 Sep 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20213
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UWAL0018959 Geneva 15 Aug 1987 Kral, Robert
74269
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_65828 Conecuh 1 Jul 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16608
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013113 Washington 24 Jul 1949 Segars, Charles B.
190
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_47411 Covington 3 Oct 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3692
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UWAL0042969 Baldwin 29 Jun 1993 Walker, M.M.
181
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000039278 Butler 15 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25218
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
UNA00064829 Washington 14 Aug 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3024
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
UWAL0018851 Monroe 03 Aug 1996 Kral, Robert
86314
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
AUA_ACC_55528 Crenshaw 5 Aug 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
9795
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UWAL0019763 Houston 25 Jul 1990 Kral, Robert
78054
UWAL
Clethra alnifolia L.
TROY000003796 Covington 08 Jul 2001 Diamond, Alvin R.
12512
TROY
Clethra alnifolia Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_20165 Geneva 25 Jul 1969 Moore, Harold D.
438-69
AUA
Clethra Alnifolia L.
UNA00013104 Baldwin 5 Jul 1980 Lentz, David L.
36
UNA
Clethra alnifolia L.
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