Plant Genera


Family Code: RHAMNA
Genus Code: BERCH
Genus CN: supplejack
Genus Authority: Neck. ex DC.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 12 species, vines, of tropical to warm temperate Asia, Africa and se. North America. B. scandens is the only New World species.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: The young stems are shining and reddish; older stems can reach at least 18 cm in diameter, with bark medium gray and smooth (though often marred by sap wells drilled by Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers). The smooth bark and neatly pinnately-veined leaves are distinctive.
Genus References: Nesom in FNA (in prep.); Brizicky (1964a)=Z; Medan & Schirarend in Kubitzki (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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