Taxon  Report   301    
Amelanchier alnifolia  (Nutt.) Nutt. ex M. Roem.  var. pumila  (Torr. & A. Gray) C. K. Schneid.
Dwarf service berry,  Glabrous serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila
© Robert Potts 2001 California Academy of Sciences
Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila
© Potts 2001 California Academy of Sciences
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Amelanchier
Parent: Amelanchier alnifolia
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Amelanchier pumila

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Amelanchier pumila
More information about  Amelanchier alnifolia var. pumila
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).