Cotoneaster qungbixiensis

J. Fryer & B. Hylmö

J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 53, fig. 1. 2008.

Common names: Truncate-leaved or Cangshan cotoneaster
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 466. Mentioned on page 451.

Shrubs, 2–3 m. Stems erect, arching, spreading; branches distichous or spiraled, reddish brown, initially strigose-pilose. Leaves deciduous (sometimes tardily so on vigorous basal sprouts); petiole often red, 3–4 mm, strigose-pilose; blade elliptic or narrowly elliptic to sometimes elliptic-ovate or narrowly ovate, 20–48(–61) x (10–)15–29 mm, chartaceous, base cuneate or obtuse, margins flat, veins 2–4, sunken, apex minutely truncate, rarely acute, mucronate, abaxial surfaces densely grayish tomentose, adaxial dark green, shiny, not glaucous, flat between lateral veins, slightly rugose, initially pilose; fall leaves orange. Inflorescences on fertile shoots 30–50 mm with 4–6 leaves, 3–9(–15)-flowered, compact. Pedicels 1–3 mm, strigose-pilose. Flowers 6.5–9 mm, open; hypanthium funnelform, silky tomentose; sepals: margins tomentose, apex cuspidate or acuminate, surfaces tomentose; petals erect-incurved, pink or reddish, base dark red, margins yellowish or off-white; stamens 17–20, filaments dark red, at least proximally, anthers white; styles (2 or)3 or 4[or 5]. Pomes orange-red, obovoid to broadly obovoid or subglobose, rarely globose, (7–)8.2–10.1 × 6.6–7.6 mm, slightly shiny, not glaucous, pilose; sepals flat, tomentose; navel closed; style remnants 2/3 from base. Pyrenes (2 or)3 or 4[or 5]. 2n = 68 (England).

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul; fruiting Oct–Dec.
Habitat: Thickets, disturbed forests
Elevation: 0–50 m


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Introduced; B.C., Asia (China).


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Jeanette Fryer +, Bertil Hylmö† +  and Peter F. Zika +
J. Fryer & B. Hylmö +
Truncate-leaved or Cangshan cotoneaster +
B.C. +  and Asia (China). +
0–50 m +
Thickets, disturbed forests +
Flowering Jun–Jul +  and fruiting Oct–Dec. +
J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas +
Introduced +
Ostinia +
Cotoneaster qungbixiensis +
Cotoneaster +
species +