Wall cotoneaster Cotoneaster horizontalis, copyright Peganum.

Belongs within: Rosales.

Cotoneaster is a Palaearctic genus of trees and (more commonly) shrubs bearing usually red fruits (Hickman 1993).

Characters (from Hickman 1993): Shrub or tree, unarmed. Leaves stipuled, petioled, subevergreen, entire. Flowers solitary or clustered at branch tips. Bractlets on hypanthium absent; sepals persistent; stamens about 20; ovary inferior, 2-5-chambered, styles 2-5, free. Fruit a pome, drupe-like.

    |--C. adpressus O88
    |--C. congestus O88
    |--C. duthieanus O88
    |--C. franchetii H06
    |--C. glaucophyllus H90
    |--C. horizontalis NPA01
    |--C. integerrimus Medikus 1793 (see below for synonymy) TR03
    |--C. ludlowii O88
    |--C. mathonnetii Gandoger 1875 TR03
    |--C. microphyllus O88
    |--C. obtusus V09
    |--C. pannosa H93
    |--C. rotundifolius H90
    |--C. sanguineus O88
    |--C. sherriffii O88
    |--C. simonsii H59
    |--C. tomentosa C55
    `--C. zayulensis O88

Cotoneaster integerrimus Medikus 1793 [=Mespilus cotoneaster Linnaeus 1753, C. vulgaris Lindley 1822; incl. C. scandinavicus Hylmö 1993] TR03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 1. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[H90] Harden, G. J. (ed.) 1990. Flora of New South Wales vol. 1. New South Wales University Press.

[H59] Healy, A. J. 1959. Contributions to a knowledge of the adventive flora of New Zealand, no. 7. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 86 (1): 113–118.

[H06] Henderson, L. 2006. Comparisons of invasive plants in southern Africa originating from southern temperate, northern temperate and tropical regions. Bothalia 36 (2): 201–222.

[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[NPA01] Nuzzaci, G., A. Di Palma & P. Aldini. 2001. Functional morphology and fine structure of the female genital system in Typhlodromus spp. (Acari: Phytoseiidae). In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 196–202. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[O88] Ohba, H. 1988. The alpine flora of the Nepal Himalayas: an introductory note. In: Ohba, H., & S. B. Malla (eds) The Himalayan Plants vol. 1. The University Museum, University of Tokyo, Bulletin 31: 19–46.

[TR03] Thulin, M., & S. Ryman. 2003. Proposal to conserve the name Mespilus cotoneaster (Rosaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 52: 371–372.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the wild fauna and flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183–194.

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