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Oplopanax horridus
Oplopanax horridus
Photographer: Sherry Ballard
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0024 3291 1999 0105 (2000-06-07)

Copyright © 2000 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Aug 1, 1967
  • location   Washington, US
  • notes   rain forest
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 26826
  • photo category: Plant - tree/shrub

  • common names   Devilsclub (ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by James Morefield    Feb 12, 2001

    Action: changed name from "Eriogonum sp." to "Rubus discolor "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Way not a buckwheat! Definitely a Rubus, and appears to be Himalaya berry, but I am not an expert in the genus.

    2. Reviewed by Tony Morosco    May 7, 2001

    Action: changed name from "Rubus discolor" to "Unknown "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Not Rubus discolor. Flowers/fruit, stems & petioles not characteristic of this species.

    3. Reviewed by Mary Ann Showers    Aug 2, 2001

    Action: commented on photo

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This plant is definitely not a himalaya berry or a buckwheat!! I believe it in the Araliaceae. It resembles Oplopanax horridus (Devil's club).

    4. Reviewed by Lee Dittmann    Dec 8, 2001

    Action: changed name from "Unknown" to "Oplopanax horridus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "After reading Mary Ann Showers' suggestion and comparing the image with the description of Oplopanax in Abrams, Illus. Flora Pacific States, Vol. III, page 215, and checking out several other images on other websites, I believe she is right. Note only are the leaf lobes, scarlet fruit and characters of the spines typical of this species, but the habitat and location given by the photographer are consistent with the literature. The genus is monotypic and is the only member of the Araliaceae in the Pacific States with simple leaves. Abrams calls it O. horridum, USDA plants database spells it with an "s" on the end.

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