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Aronia melanocarpa

Family:Rosaceae
Species:Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott
Common Name:black chokeberry
Habitat:Swamps, marshes, wet thickets, lakes edges, peatlands, rock outcrops, rocky summits, pine barrens, and sandy forests.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Tree, Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:Robertson et al. (1991) lump Photinia and Aronia together under the genus Photinia stating that the flowers and fruits are "indistinguishable". Kalkman (2004) agreed with Robertson et al.’s (1991) taxonomy (albeit uneasily and called for a "badly needed" worldwide monograph) but showed that if this taxonomy is followed, Aronia is the older name and therefore has priority. Since Kalkman’s (2004) publication an overview of the phylogeny of the Rosaceae was undertaken based on molecular work (Potter et al. 2007). The latter study found Aronia and Photinia to be distinct. Following the taxonomy of Potter et al. (2007) or Kalkman (2004), Aronia becomes the name for our native species. Nesom and Gandhi (2009) demonstrate that there are some issues related to the typification of the genus Photinia and propose conserving the name based on an Asian species P. glabra (Thunb.) Franch. & Sav. This proposal does not impact the names of our native taxa.
Status:Native, FAC (NWI), FACW- (NWI), S5 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank), CoC: 7
References:**

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

SupraordinalEudicots
Order Rosales
FamilyRosaceae
Genus Aronia
Species Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott - black chokeberry

Citation

Citation Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Albany  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Albany1992 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Broome  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Broome1949 BH
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
Werier (2017) voucher!; R.T. Clausen 7875 3/6/2018 - David Werier
Cattaraugus  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Cayuga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Cayuga1991 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Chautauqua  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Chemung  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Clinton  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Clinton1993 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Columbia1934 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Columbia  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Cortland  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Delaware  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Delaware1958 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Dutchess  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Dutchess1989 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Dutchess1906 BKL – BKL00071987
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Erie  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Essex1948 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Essex  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Franklin  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Fulton  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Fulton2007 NYS – 264
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  12/22/2009 - Donna Vogler
Fulton2007 FMCC – 264
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  12/22/2009 - Donna Vogler
Genesee  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Hamilton  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Herkimer1950 BUPL – Herbarium ID: 941
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Herkimer  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Lewis  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Lewis1993 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Livingston  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Madison1916 BKL – BKL00071984
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Madison  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Monroe  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Monroe1989 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Nassau1987 OBPF – Log_num: CJ200
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Nassau  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Nassau1918 BKL – BKL00072132
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1915 BKL – BKL00072140
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1919 BKL – BKL00072137
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1905 BKL – BKL00072479
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Nassau1899 BKL – BKL00072131
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Oneida  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Onondaga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Ontario  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Orange1990 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Orange  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Orange2000 BKL – BKL00012082
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Orange1936 HUH
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Orange1937 HUH
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Orange1992 BKL – BKL00064601
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Oswego1998 RCFS – accession # 12601
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego1998 RCFS – accession # 12605
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
  11/17/2009 - RCFS (Andy Nelson)
Oswego  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Otsego1951 BUPL – Herbarium ID: 941
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Otsego  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Otsego2010 SUCO – 9567
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
  6/28/2013 - Connie Tedesco
Putnam1990 BKL – BKL00064602
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1936 BKL – BKL00072143
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1898 BKL – BKL00072144
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1922 BKL – BKL00072130
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Queens1885 BKL – BKL00072135
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Rensselaer1997 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rensselaer1998 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rensselaer1996 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rensselaer2000 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rensselaer  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rockland1990 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Rockland1995 BKL – BKL00086179
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Saratoga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
St. Lawrence  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
St. Lawrence1990 ESF
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
  Anne Johnson
St. Lawrence1982 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
  Anne Johnson
Steuben  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Suffolk1915 BKL – BKL00072400
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1915 BKL – BKL00072141
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Suffolk1928 BKL – BKL00072134
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1914 BKL – BKL00072476
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1988 BKL – BKL00080780
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1912 BKL – BKL00072138
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1929 BKL – BKL00072063
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1988 BKL – BKL00080779
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1928 BKL – BKL00072133
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Suffolk1932 BKL – BKL00072139
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Sullivan  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Tioga  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Tompkins1950 BKL – BKL00071978
Herbarium Name Used: Photinia melanocarpa
  2/8/2012 - BKL (Steve Glenn)
Ulster  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Warren1991 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Warren  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Washington  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Wayne  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   
Wayne1991 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Aronia melanocarpa
   
Wyoming  NYFA_1990
Herbarium Name Used: none Aronia melanocarpa
   

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymTypeNotes
Photinia melanocarpa Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) K.R. Robertson & J.B. Phipps   
Pyrus melanocarpa Pyrus melanocarpa (Michx.) Willd.