Tree ID

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  1. Bryan_

    Bryan_ New Member

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    Visiting in the Cariboo area of the province and saw this unusual tree which appeared to have some berries along the stalk. It seems to grow around the edges of water ways, so assume it likes moisture. Curious as to what species it is?
     

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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Elaeagnus rhamnoides (syn. Hippophae rhamnoides), Sea Buckthorn.
     
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    Thank you, interesting as it appears it has a number of medicinal properties
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto to Sea-buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides.

    @ Junglekeeper - a separate genus from Elaeagnus (though related), and also not a buckthorn (Rhamnaceae), so therefore, the English name is hyphenated
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    I just went with what was reported at The Plant List: Hippophae rhamnoides L. — The Plant List
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep - the Plant List has got its knickers in a twist badly over Hippophae - it accepts the genus as valid with several species, but not including its type species, which it transfers to a different genus! Completely bonkers (and totally against the rules of botanical nomenclature). As Daniel says, don't trust it.
     

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