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Viburnum plicatum

Viburnum plicatum Thunb.

japanese snowball, doublefile viburnum

Cultivar(s): Shasta, Shoshoni, Yakusimanum
Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snowball)
Image ID: 4952
Image by: Hardin, J.W.
Image Collection: Herbarium Collection

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: VIPL
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Viburnum plicatum
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-18

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
1654 Shasta View
1655 Shoshoni View
1656 Yakusimanum View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: VIBUR
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Viburnum
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Viburnum
GENUS SUMMARY: (contributed by B.A. Sorrie & A.S. Weakley)
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Leaves vary in shape in some taxa more than in others; we have allowed for some of this variation in the key, but readers should expect that some specimens will not key cleanly, especially rapidly-growing vegetative shoots. Petiole length of leaves varies considerably, even with those possessing “short” petioles. However, by measuring only the petioles of the first leaves below an inflorescence one reduces the chances of misidentifications greatly. Warning: even in some of the “long” petioled taxa, one may occasionally encounter unusually short petioles; therefore it is wise to examine several twigs. Density of pubescence and glandularity of leaves, petioles, and inflorescences varies more in some taxa than in others; we have allowed for some of this variation in the key, but readers should expect that some specimens will not key cleanly, especially vegetative shoots. Stipitate glands are usually very short, especially those on leaf veins; a 10× lens may not be adequate to see them clearly. It is our belief, based on thousands of specimens examined and years of fieldwork, that most Viburnum tend to lose pubescence, and perhaps glandularity as well, as the season progresses.
GENUS REFERENCES: Clement et al. (2014); McAtee (1956)=Z; Ferguson (1966a)=Y; Weckman et al. (2002); Winkworth & Donoghue (2005).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: VIBURN
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Viburnaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Rafinesque 1820
FAMILY COMMON: Viburnum Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 5 genera and about 175-210 species, shrubs, small trees, and herbs (here interpreted as including Sambucus and Viburnum), mainly of the Northern Hemisphere. There now appears to be little doubt that Sambucus and Viburnum are more naturally placed in a separate family, in contrast to their traditional placement in the Caprifoliaceae (Zhang et al. 2003, Eriksson & Donoghue 1997). The correct name for that segregate family has been in dispute, but the failure of a super-conservation proposal for Adoxaceae means that Viburnaceae is the correct name (Wilson 2016).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Backlund & Bittrich in Kadereit & Bittrich (2016); Ferguson (1966a); Wilson (2016).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

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BLOOM TIME: Late May-early Jun
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NATIVE RANGE: China & Japan

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
726 1985-0376 View
727 1985-0377 View
728 1985-0378 View
7530 2000-0291 2000-09-21 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1432 726 172 NCBG staff 1981-02-23 View
1433 727 161 NCBG staff 1982-06-08 View
1434 728 172 NCBG staff 1982-06-08 View
10582 7530 115 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: VIPL
USDA Common Name: Japanese Snowball
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (CT, DC, DE, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Viburnum plicatum
COMMON NAME: Japanese Snowball, Doublefile Viburnum
SYNONYMY: [= C, G, K1, K2, Pa, Z; > V. plicatum var. tomentosa Miquel - Il, orthographic variant]
PHENOLOGY: Late May-early Jun.
HABITAT: Suburban woodlands; native of e. Asia.
COMMENTS: Reported as naturalizing in various states, including n. VA (Steury 2011), se. and sw. PA (Rhoads & Klein 1993), OH (Cooperrider 1995), MI (Voss 1996), and others.
RANGE MAP: Viburnum plicatum.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Viburnaceae Rafinesque 1820 (Viburnum Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 5 genera and about 175-210 species, shrubs, small trees, and herbs (here interpreted as including Sambucus and Viburnum), mainly of the Northern Hemisphere. There now appears to be little doubt that Sambucus and Viburnum are more naturally placed in a separate family, in contrast to their traditional placement in the Caprifoliaceae (Zhang et al. 2003, Eriksson & Donoghue 1997). The correct name for that segregate family has been in dispute, but the failure of a super-conservation proposal for Adoxaceae means that Viburnaceae is the correct name (Wilson 2016).
REFERENCE: Backlund & Bittrich in Kadereit & Bittrich (2016); Ferguson (1966a); Wilson (2016).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Viburnum L. (Viburnum)
SUMMARY: (contributed by B.A. Sorrie & A.S. Weakley)
REFERENCE: Clement et al. (2014); McAtee (1956)=Z; Ferguson (1966a)=Y; Weckman et al. (2002); Winkworth & Donoghue (2005).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Viburnum plicatum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Viburnum plicatum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Viburnum plicatum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Viburnum plicatum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Viburnum plicatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viburnum plicatum

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 4952
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 4952

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