3333.000 Cotoneaster Medik.

Stace, C.A. (1997) New Flora of the British Isles. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs. Stipules caducous. Leaves simple, entire. Flowers solitary, in cymose clusters or corymbs. Petals 5, white or pink. Carpels 2-5; ovules 2 in each carpel. Styles 2-5. Fruit with mealy flesh, red (in ours) with 2-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 261 species in the temperate Old World

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

Cotoneaster pannosus

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franchetii Bois
horizontalis Decne.
lacteus W.W. Smith
microphyllus (Wall.) Lindl.
pannosus Franch.Description, Image
salicifolius Franch.

Other sources of information about Cotoneaster:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cotoneaster

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cotoneaster
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cotoneaster
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cotoneaster
Wikipedia: Cotoneaster
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cotoneaster
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cotoneaster

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cotoneaster.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=652, retrieved 23 September 2021

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