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Common name

English: Alder Buckthorn

German: Faulbaum

Portuguese: Sangarinheiro-de-água

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Rhamnales (11)

        Family: Rhamnaceae (8)(family description)

          Genus: Frangula (1)

            Epithet: dodonei Ard. (1)

Synonyms: Frangula alnus Mill., Frangula atlantica Grubov, Frangula frangula H.Karst., Frangula nigra Samp., Frangula pentapetala Gilib., Frangula vulgaris Hill, Girtanneria frangula Neck., Rhamnus frangula L.

alnus => ancient Latin for Alnus, alder

atlantica => from the Atlas Mountains in North Africa

frangula => brittle, breakable, fragile

nigra => black, blackness

pentapetala => having five petals

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: shrub, arborescent

Flower colour: yellow, beige

External links

Check for Frangula dodonei at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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