Rhodotypos scandens

Species:Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino
Common Name:Jetbead
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Growth Habit:Shrub
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Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:A shrub native to Japan that has naturalized in at least one location in Alabama in Marshall County near the Guntersville Dam. The population was first discovered by J.E. Butler of New Hope in 1969 who relayed the information to Dr. Joab Thomas, who at that time was a botany professor at The University of Alabama (Robertson 1974).
Status:Not Native
References:Robertson, K.R. 1974. The genera of the Rosaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 55: 344-401.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyROSACEAE - Rose family
Genus Rhodotypos
Species Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino - Jetbead


Citation Rhodotypos scandens (Thunberg) Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 27(318): 126. 1913.
Basionym: Corchorus scandens Thunb. 1794.
Type: JAPAN: E Japonia (type: UPS-THUNB-12740).

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Corchorus scandens Corchorus scandens Thunb., Trans. Linn. Soc. 2: 335–336. 1794. JAPAN

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Marshall

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: JSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
JSU131383 Marshall 20 Sep 1986 R. D. Whetstone
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