Taxon  Report   7071    
Rhamnus alnifolia  L'Hér.
Alder leaved coffeeberry,  Alderleaf buckthorn, Alderleaf coffeeberry
Rhamnus alnifolia
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Rhamnus alnifolia
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Rhamnus alnifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Rhamnus alnifolia
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Genus: Rhamnus
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian


Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Apetlorhamnus alnifolia
More information about  Rhamnus alnifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 20, 2019).