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Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
BLACK ALDER
Common Alder; Betula alnus var glutinosa L; European alder

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Alnus glutinosa
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma alnea @ BPI (3)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Discosia alnea @ BPI (7)

Discosia artocreas @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Prociphilus ( @ NCSU (2)

Pterocallis alni @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria alnicola @ BPI (1)

Botryosphaeria ferruginea @ BPI (1)

Diplodia alni @ BPI (5)

Phyllosticta alni-glutinosae @ BPI (6)

Phyllosticta alnigena @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis alni @ BPI (2)
Calosphaeriaceae  Calosphaeria aurata @ BPI (1)

Calosphaeria macrospora @ BPI (1)
Capnodiaceae  Capnodium salicinum @ BPI (1)
Chlamydomonadaceae  Sphaerella alni @ BPI (1)

Sphaerella conglomerata @ BPI (1)
Cicadellidae  Kybos smaragdula @ III (3)
Coniophoraceae  Coniophora cerebella @ BPI (1)

Coniophora laxa @ BPI (1)

Coniophora puteana @ BPI (1)
Corticiaceae  Corticium aurantiacum @ BPI (3)

Corticium comedens @ BPI (1)

Corticium coronilla @ BPI (1)

Corticium frustulosum @ BPI (1)

Corticium laetum @ BPI (1)

Corticium polygonium @ BPI (1)

Corticium portentosum @ BPI (1)

Corticium sphaerosporum @ BPI (1)

Moniliopsis foliicola @ BPI (1)
Cryphonectriaceae  Endothia gyrosa @ BPI (1)
Delphacidae  Delphacodes puella @ UDCC_NRI (1)
Dermateaceae  Chlorosplenium aeruginascens @ BPI (1)

Dermea alni @ BPI (2)

Gloeosporium alneum @ BPI (4)

Gloeosporium cylindrospermum @ BPI (18)

Mollisia amenticola @ BPI (1)

Mollisia benesuada @ BPI (5)

Mollisia cinerea @ BPI (2)

Mollisia fusca @ BPI (1)

Niptera coccinea @ BPI (1)

Pezicula alni @ BPI (1)

Tapesia fusca @ BPI (13)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe alnea @ BPI (2)

Diaporthe sordida @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis alnea @ BPI (2)
Diatrypaceae  Anthostoma microsporum @ BPI (1)

Anthostoma schmidtii @ BPI (1)

Diatrypella aspera @ BPI (2)

Diatrypella favacea @ BPI (2)

Diatrypella fusispora @ BPI (1)

Diatrypella tocciaeana @ BPI (11)

Diatrypella verruciformis @ BPI (4)

Eutypa lata @ BPI (1)

Eutypella cerviculata @ BPI (2)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe penicillata @ BPI (1)

Microsphaera alni @ BPI (14)

Microsphaera penicillata @ BPI (1)

Phyllactinia corylea @ BPI (5)

Phyllactinia suffulta @ BPI (3)
Exidiaceae  Exidia glandulosa @ BPI (1)
Fenestellaceae  Fenestella fenestrata @ BPI (2)

Fenestella princeps @ BPI (2)

Fenestella vestita @ BPI (1)
Fomitopsidaceae  Daedalea unicolor @ BPI (4)
Ganodermataceae  Ganoderma resinaceum @ BPI (1)
Gnomoniaceae  Ditopella cryptosphaeria @ BPI (4)

Ditopella ditopa @ BPI (11)

Ditopella fusispora @ BPI (24)

Gnomonia alnea @ 877462A (1)

Gnomonia nervisequa @ 877462B (1); BPI (2)

Gnomonia perversa @ BPI (4)

Gnomonia setacea @ BPI (2)

Gnomonia tubiformis @ BPI (2)

Gnomoniella tubiformis @ BPI (16)

Laestadia alnea @ BPI (2)

Ophiognomonia ischnostyla @ BPI (3)

Ophiognomonia @ BPI (3)

Ophiovalsa suffusa @ BPI (1)

Phragmoporthe conformis @ BPI (1)
Helminthosphaeriaceae  Helminthosphaeria odontiae @ BPI (1)
Helotiaceae  Cenangium furfuraceum @ BPI (6)

Hymenoscyphus calyculus @ BPI (1)

Hymenoscyphus epiphyllus @ BPI (1)

Ombrophila umbonata @ BPI (1)

Tympanis alnea @ BPI (5)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Dasyscyphus distinguendus @ BPI (1)

Lachnum salicellum @ BPI (1)

Lachnum virgineum @ BPI (1)
Hydnaceae  Hydnum argutum @ BPI (1)
Hymenochaetaceae  Hymenochaete cinnamomea @ BPI (1)

Hymenochaete tabacina @ BPI (1)

Phellinus nigricans @ BPI (1)
Hyphodermataceae  Aegerita candida @ BPI (1)

Aegerita torulosa @ BPI (1)
Hypocreaceae  Hypomyces polyporinus @ BPI (1)

Trichoderma lignorum @ BPI (2)

Trichoderma viride @ BPI (1)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora protuberans @ BPI (1)
Hysteriaceae  Hysterium pulicare @ BPI (3)
Lasiosphaeriaceae  Lasiosphaeria spermoides @ BPI (1)
Massariaceae  Dothivalsaria megalospora @ BPI (2)
Melanconidaceae  Melanconis alni @ BPI (12)

Melanconis dolosa @ BPI (1)

Melanconis thelebola @ BPI (18)

Melanconium apiocarpum @ BPI (3)

Melanconium didymoideum @ BPI (2); 402295B (1); 402295A (1)

Melanconium sphaeroideum @ BPI (18)

Melogramma durissima @ BPI (1)

Prosthecium auctum @ BPI (4)

Pseudovalsa aucta @ BPI (4)

Pseudovalsa @ BPI (1)
Meruliaceae  Merulius corium @ BPI (1)

Phlebia radiata @ BPI (1)
Microascaceae  Stysanus stemonitis @ BPI (1)
Microbotryaceae  Sphacelotheca hydropiperis @ BPI (1)
Mycocaliciaceae  Stenocybe byssacea @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella alni @ BPI (4)

Mycosphaerella conglomerata @ BPI (7)

Passalora bacilligera @ BPI (19)

Ramularia alnicola @ BPI (5)

Septoria alni @ BPI (5)

Septoria alnicola @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Cosmospora @ BPI (1)

Cylindrium elongatum @ BPI (2)

Fusarium graminum @ BPI (2)

Nectria coccinea @ BPI (1)

Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (2)
Nidulariaceae  Mycocalia denudata @ BPI (1)
Nitschkiaceae  Coronophora angustata @ BPI (2)
Onagraceae  Kneiffia aurantiaca @ BPI (2)
Peniophoraceae  Peniophora aurantiaca @ BPI (2)

Peniophora cinerea @ BPI (1)

Peniophora cremea @ BPI (1)

Peniophora erikssonii @ BPI (1)

Peniophora incarnata @ BPI (1)

Peniophora nuda @ BPI (1)

Peniophora pubera @ BPI (1)

Peniophora setigera @ BPI (3)

Peniophora subcremea @ BPI (1)
Physciaceae  Calicium parietinum @ BPI (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium macrocarpum @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Cerrena unicolor @ BPI (1)

Fomes annosus @ BPI (1)

Fomes applanatus @ BPI (1)

Fomes conchatus @ BPI (1)

Fomes fomentarius @ BPI (1)

Fomes igniarius @ BPI (1)

Fomes pinicola @ BPI (1)

Panus stipticus @ BPI (3)

Polyporus adustus @ BPI (4)

Polyporus brumalis @ BPI (1)

Polyporus crispus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus dichrous @ BPI (1)

Polyporus hirsutus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus radiatus @ BPI (17)

Polyporus sulphureus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus varius @ BPI (1)

Polyporus versicolor @ BPI (6)

Poria bourdotii @ BPI (1)

Poria ferruginosa @ BPI (1)

Poria mucida @ BPI (1)

Poria purpurea @ BPI (1)

Poria sanguinolenta @ BPI (2)

Poria subtilis @ BPI (1)

Poria variecolor @ BPI (2)

Trametes pubescens @ BPI (1)
Reticulariaceae  Lycogala epidendrum @ BPI (1)
Rhytismataceae  Melasmia alnea @ BPI (3)
Saprolegniaceae  Achlya racemosa @ BPI (2)
Schizoporaceae  Hyphodontia subalutacea @ BPI (1)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis latebricola @ BPI (1)

Ciboria alni @ BPI (2)

Ciboria amentacea @ BPI (1)

Ciboria violascens @ BPI (1)

Encoelia furfuracea @ BPI (2)

Sclerotinia alni @ BPI (2)
Steccherinaceae  Odontia farinacea @ BPI (1)

Odontia fimbriata @ BPI (2)

Odontia stenodon @ BPI (1)

Odontia uda @ BPI (1)
Stereaceae  Stereum ochroleucum @ BPI (1)

Stereum purpureum @ BPI (3)

Stereum rugosum @ BPI (9)

Stereum spadiceum @ BPI (2)

Stereum subtomentosum @ BPI (2)

Stereum tabacinum @ BPI (1)
Strophariaceae  Flammula alnicola @ BPI (1)
Taphrinaceae  Taphrina alni @ BPI (1)

Taphrina alnitorqua @ BPI (2)

Taphrina amentorum @ BPI (10)

Taphrina borealis @ BPI (1)

Taphrina epiphylla @ BPI (1)

Taphrina flava @ BPI (6)

Taphrina robinsoniana @ BPI (1)

Taphrina sadebeckii @ BPI (43)

Taphrina tosquinetii @ BPI (63)

Taphrina @ BPI (1)
Tremellaceae  Tremella sarcoides @ BPI (1)
Tricholomataceae  Trogia faginea @ BPI (1)
Tulasnellaceae  Tulasnella tulasnei @ BPI (1)
Typhulaceae  Typhula candida @ BPI (2)

Typhula erythropus @ BPI (1)

Typhula gyrans @ BPI (1)
Ulvaceae  Solenia confusa @ BPI (2)
Valsaceae  Cryptospora suffusa @ BPI (17)

Cytospora ambiens @ BPI (1)

Cytospora diatrypa @ BPI (4)

Cytospora stenospora @ BPI (1)

Radulum molare @ BPI (1)

Valsa acharii @ BPI (1)

Valsa ambiens @ BPI (2)

Valsa ambigua @ BPI (1)

Valsa ceratophora @ BPI (1)

Valsa diatrypa @ BPI (4)

Valsa oxystoma @ BPI (1)

Valsa stenopora @ BPI (2)

Valsella polyspora @ BPI (1)

Valsella @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Daldinia concentrica @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon fuscum @ BPI (23)

Hypoxylon multiforme @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon rubiginosum @ BPI (1)

Rosellinia aquila @ BPI (2)

Rosellinia corticium @ BPI (1)

Rosellinia subcorticalis @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria alnea @ BPI (2)

Sphaeria cupularis @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria protuberans @ BPI (1)

Xylaria digitata @ BPI (1)

Xylaria hypoxylon @ BPI (1)
_  Cryptosporium neesii @ BPI (2)

Cytosporina neesii @ BPI (1)

Disculina neesii @ BPI (6)

Exosporium hysterioides @ BPI (2)

Gloeosporidium alneum @ BPI (2)

Grandinia alnicola @ BPI (1)

Grandinia farinacea @ BPI (1)

Hendersoniopsis thelebola @ BPI (1)

Hypochnus anthochrous @ BPI (1)

Leptospora spermoides @ BPI (1)

Leptothyrium alneum @ BPI (39)

Myxofusicoccum alni @ BPI (1)

Phialea alniella @ BPI (2)

Schinzia alni @ BPI (1)

Sphaeronaema amenticola @ BPI (1)

Valsaria durissima @ BPI (2)

Valsaria foedans @ BPI (4)

Valsaria rubricosa @ BPI (1)

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Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
European alder

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General Information
Symbol: ALGL2
Group: Dicot
Family: Betulaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
Characteristics
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 613. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ALAL7 Alnus alnus (L.) Britton, nom. inval.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Betulaceae – Birch family
Genus Alnus Mill. – alder
Species Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. – European alder

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Alnus glutinosa European black alder black alder This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
SEEPPC Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1996. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee.
WI Hoffman, R.and K. Kearns (eds.). 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants . Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources. Madison, Wisconsin.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW

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