Cotoneaster pannosus Franch.

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Cotoneaster pannosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Cotoneaster pannosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Cotoneaster pannosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

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Common names: Showberry (English) Silverleaf cotoneaster (English)
Frequency: Common in and near Harare; local elsewhere
Status: Introduced
Shrub, to 3 m. Leaves alternate, dark dull green and hairless above, densely white-tomentose beneath. Flowers in terminal and axillary heads, white. Fruit a red berry.
Derivation of specific name: pannosus: appearance or texture of felt, referring to the underside of the leaves
Habitat: In open places in hedgerows and woodlands; also in shadier places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1470 - 2350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to China; naturalised elsewhere, e.g. in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 October 2005

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Cotoneaster pannosa

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 138 - 139. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cotoneaster pannosus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cotoneaster pannosus
African Plant Database: Cotoneaster pannosus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cotoneaster pannosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cotoneaster pannosus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cotoneaster pannosus
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iNaturalist: Cotoneaster pannosus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cotoneaster pannosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cotoneaster pannosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cotoneaster pannosus
Plants of the World Online: Cotoneaster pannosus
Tropicos: Cotoneaster pannosus
Wikipedia: Cotoneaster pannosus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cotoneaster pannosus., retrieved 20 July 2024

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