Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa en una cesta de mimbre, vista superior

Aronia melanocarpa

Sinónimos:
Aronia
Aronia_melanocarpa (Wikipedia)

Aronia melanocarpa
Aronia melanocarpa cv Rubina P1020524.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Aronia
Species:
A. melanocarpa
Binomial name
Aronia melanocarpa
Synonyms
Synonymy

Aronia melanocarpa, called the black chokeberry, is a species of shrubs in the rose family native to eastern North America, ranging from Canada to the central United States, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, south as far as Arkansas, Alabama, and Georgia. This plant has been introduced and is cultivated in Europe.

It is a branching shrub with glossy dark green leaves that take on a red color in the autumn; it grows well in the sun and part-shade, often to heights of six feet or more, forming clumps by means of stems rising from the roots, its flowers are white or pink, they appear at the end of spring and produce black fruits in September. Many people consider the fruits to be foul-tasting raw, but the flavor improves when used in recipes with added sugar. A wine with a similar taste to Cabernet can also be made. They are among the richest berries in antioxidants and have been marketed as a superfood. The plants are relatively easy to clone and root, with summer being the optimal time to take cuttings. Some birds eat the berries.

Chokeberry (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

choke +‎ berry, describing the astringency of the fruits, which are inedible when raw.

Noun

chokeberry (plural chokeberries)

  1. Either of two species in Aronia, formerly and sometimes in Photinia, deciduous shrubs, native to Russia and eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps.
  2. The fruit of such a shrub.

Derived terms

  • black chokeberry
  • red chokeberry
  • purple chokeberry

Translations

Further reading

  • chokeberry on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Aronia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Aronia on Wikimedia
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