Clethra acuminata Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Clethra acuminata Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub to 6 m; lvs oblong to elliptic, mostly 10–20 cm, half as wide, finely serrate over most of their length, acuminate, the base acute to rounded, sparsely villosulous beneath, on villous petioles 1.5–4.5 cm; racemes 8–15 cm, tomentose, as also the pedicels and cal; pet 6–8 mm, pilose internally at base; filaments hirsute; style glabrous, frs ± pendulous, densely villous, 3–4 mm thick. Rich woods in the mts.; sw. Pa. to e. Ky. and w. Va., s. to Tenn. and ne. Ga. July, Aug.

  • Common Names

    mountain white alder