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Ptelea trifoliata

Ptelea trifoliata L.

Wafer Ash, Common Hoptree, Hop Tree

Rutaceae (Rue Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Ptelea trifoliata

Hop-Tree, Skunk-Bush, Wafer-Ash


Location: Medina River Ranch, Gate 9, 300 m inside the gate.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Understory of Celtis, Ulmlus, Juglans. Damp, alkaline soil. Semi-shade.

Description: 5 m tree w/rounded crown, brown/smooth bark, thickly branched. Leaves alternate, trifoliate. Petioles to 7 cm. Leaflets sessile, variously shaped from eliptic to ovate; usually acute/acuminate, some blunt apically; occasionally appearing cuneate; sub-entire to dentate; medium green above, lighter below, glabrous, glandular, to 4x9 cm. Fruit/flowers absent.

County: Medina
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 6, 1992
Specimen number: 439

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0648
Accession Date: Feb 22, 1994
Accession Number: 48

Annotations: SXXXB

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