Cotoneaster integrifolius

(Roxburgh) G. Klotz

Wiss. Z. Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Math.-Naturwiss. Reihe 12: 779. 1963.

Common names: Entire-leaved cotoneaster
Basionym: Crataegus integrifolius Roxburgh Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 2: 509. 1832 (as Crategus integrifolia)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 458. Mentioned on page 452, 459.

Shrubs, wide-spreading, 0.5–1.5 m. Stems weakly ascending, suberect, or decumbent; branches spiraled, purple-black, sometimes green and brown striate, initially strigose. Leaves persistent, petiole 1–5 mm, strigose; blade oblanceolate or oblong, rarely lanceolate, 8–17 × 3–8 mm, coriaceous, base cuneate, margins revolute, veins 2–4, superficial, apex rotund or obtuse, rarely emarginate or acute, abaxial surfaces grayish white, faintly reticulate, initially densely strigose or strigose-pilose, later glabrate, adaxial dark green, sometimes blue-green, shiny, not glaucous, not bulging between lateral veins, initially strigose, soon glabrate. Inflorescences on fertile shoots 5–12 mm with 2 or 3 leaves, 1(or 2)-flowered, subsessile. Pedicels erect, densely strigose. Flowers 7–15 mm diam.; buds pink; hypanthium narrowly cupulate, densely strigose; sepals: margins densely villose-strigose, borders membranous, apex often red, acute or obtuse, sometimes shortly mucronate, surfaces often densely strigose-villous; petals spreading, white, glabrous; stamens 20, filaments white, anthers red-purple; styles 2[or 3]. Pomes dark red with crimson, sometimes red, depressed-globose, 7–9 × 7–10 mm, dull or slightly shiny, glaucous, sparsely villous; sepals suberect or erect, villous; navel open; style remnants at apex. Pyrenes 2[or 3]. 2n = 68 (Germany).

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun; fruiting Aug–Mar.
Habitat: Openings in conifer forests
Elevation: 0–200 m


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Introduced; Calif., Asia, introduced also in Europe.


Cotoneaster integrifolius was treated as C. microphyllus Wallich ex Lindley var. thymifolius (Baker) Koehne by L. Lingdi and A. R. Brach (2003).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Jeanette Fryer +, Bertil Hylmö† +  and Peter F. Zika +
(Roxburgh) G. Klotz +
Crataegus integrifolius +
Entire-leaved cotoneaster +
Calif. +, Asia +  and introduced also in Europe. +
0–200 m +
Openings in conifer forests +
Flowering Apr–Jun +  and fruiting Aug–Mar. +
Wiss. Z. Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Math.-Naturwiss. Reihe +
Introduced +
Ostinia +
Cotoneaster integrifolius +
Cotoneaster +
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