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Common name

English: Italian buckthorn

German: Immergrüner Kreuzdorn

Portuguese: Aderno-bravo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Rhamnales (11)

        Family: Rhamnaceae (8)(family description)

          Genus: Rhamnus (4)

            Epithet: alaternus L. (1)

Synonym: Alaternus glabra Mill.

alaternus => probably of Etruscan origin, in lat. used for Rhamnus alaternus

glabra => without hair, smooth, bald, bare

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Rhamnus alaternus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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