The Amelanchier Arborea
is commonly known as Downy Serviceberry
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Downy serviceberry occurs from the southern tip of Newfoundland south to
the northern tip of the Florida Panhandle and west to southern Ontario
and Quebec, eastern Kansas, the eastern edge of Nebraska, and southern
Mississippi and Alabama. North of Virginia, it is found along the
coast, but from Virginia south it occurs inland [14
The currently accepted scientific name for downy serviceberry is
Amelanchier arborea (Michx.) Fern.( Rosaceae) [4
]. Downy serviceberry
hybridizes with the following species [4
A. humilis Wieg.
A. canadensis (L.) Medic.
A. laevis Wieg.
A. bartramiana (Tausch) Roemer
Hybridization is common and usually produces fertile offspring. Authors
differ in their treatment of the hybrids [20
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Snyder, S. A. 1992. Amelanchier arborea. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.