History in the United States
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Distribution and Habitat in the United States
Description and Biology
- Plant: scruffy multi-stemmed deciduous shrub, upright to rounded, 8-10 ft. tall by 6-10 ft. across.
- Leaves: opposite, dark green, shiny, with shallowly toothed margins, nearly round to straplike, 2-5 in. long by 1-2½ in. wide; usually covered in soft hairs; leaves drop relatively late in the fall.
- Flowers, fruits and seeds: small creamy white flowers in numerous flattened clusters 3-5 in. wide; May to early June; fruits are bright red, flattened spheres, about 1/3 in. wide.
- Spreads: by seed that is consumed and spread by birds.
- Look-alikes: other viburnums and other opposite-leaved shrubs.
Catalog Number: US 598257
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. H. Wilson
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Western Hupeh., Hupeh, China, Asia-Temperate
- Isotype: Rehder, A. 1911. Pl. Wilson. 1: 113.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Viburnum dilatatum
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 35
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked
Prevention and Control
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Ecological Threat in the United States
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