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Alnus (alder)

Magnoliopsida - Fagales - Betulaceae

Alnus was named by Miller (1768). It is extant.

It was assigned to Betulaceae by MacGinitie (1941) and Brown (1959).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1768Alnus Miller
1941Alnus MacGinitie
1959Alnus Brown p. 128

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classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
EudicotDoyle and Hotton 1991
orderFagalesEngler 1892
familyBetulaceaeGray 1822
genusAlnusMiller 1768

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available