Aralia spinosa

Family:Araliaceae
Species:Aralia spinosa L.
Common Name:Hercules club
Habitat:Utility line cuts, disturbed areas, and young thin forests. Fairly similar to the non-native A. elata and many reports and specimens of A. spinosa may actually be A. elata.
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Growth Habit:Tree, Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FAC (NWI), FACW- (NWI), S4 (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
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Classification

Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering Plants
Class Magnoliopsida
Sub Class Rosidae
Order Apiales
FamilyAraliaceae
Genus Aralia
Species Aralia spinosa L. - Hercules club

Citation

Citation Aralia spinosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 273. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Cult. in Netherlands, without data, Herb. Clifford 113 (1, sine "4") (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Wen & Reveal, Taxon 41: 73. 1992.

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Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Cattaraugus  NYFA_1990    
Chautauqua1990 NYS    
Delaware1936 CONN    
Delaware  NYFA_1990    
Erie  NYFA_1990    
Erie1937 BUF
Herbarium # 66588
Herbarium Name Used: Aralia spinosa
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Erie1918 BUF
Herbarium # 66585
Herbarium Name Used: Aralia spinosa
  12/18/2009 - BUF (Ed Fuchs)
Madison  NYFA_1990    
Nassau  NYFA_1990    
Oneida  NYFA_1990    
Orange1990 NYS    
Rockland1990 NYS    
Suffolk1992 NYS    
Ulster  NYFA_1990    

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.