Cotoneaster vestitus

(W. W. Smith) Flinck & B. Hylmö

Bot. Not. 119: 460. 1966.

Common names: Vested or woolly cotoneaster
Basionym: Cotoneaster glaucophyllus var. vestitus W. W. Smith Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 10: 21. 1917 (as glaucophylla var. vestita)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 455. Mentioned on page 451.

Shrubs, 2–5 m. Stems erect, arching to pendulous; branches spiraled or distichous, purple-black, slender, initially tomentose-villous. Leaves persistent; petiole 3–7 mm, tomentose; blade elliptic, 35–77 × 15–35 mm, subcoriaceous or coriaceous, base cuneate or obtuse, margins flat, veins 5–9, ± superficial, apex acute or obtuse, abaxial surfaces gray-tomentose, adaxial green, dull, slightly glaucous, flat between lateral veins, initially sparsely pilose. Inflorescences on fertile shoots 30–60 mm, usually with 3 leaves, 15–40-flowered, compact. Pedicels 1–5 mm, tomentose. Flowers 6–6.5(–9) mm diam.; buds white; hypanthium cupulate, tomentose; sepals: margins villous, apex cuspidate, acute or obtuse, surfaces tomentose; petals spreading, creamy white, glabrous; stamens 15–17(–20), filaments white, anthers pink-purple to dark purple; styles [1 or]2. Pomes red [rarely maroon], globose, 6–7 mm, shiny, not glaucous, sparsely villous; sepals suberect, margins villous, tomentose; navel open; style remnants at apex. Pyrenes [1 or]2.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul; fruiting Nov–Mar.
Habitat: Urban waste ground
Elevation: 0–50 m


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Introduced; Wash., Asia (China).


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Lower Taxa

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Jeanette Fryer +, Bertil Hylmö† +  and Peter F. Zika +
(W. W. Smith) Flinck & B. Hylmö +
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus var. vestitus +
Vested or woolly cotoneaster +
Wash. +  and Asia (China). +
0–50 m +
Urban waste ground +
Flowering Jun–Jul +  and fruiting Nov–Mar. +
Introduced +
Ostinia +
Cotoneaster vestitus +
Cotoneaster +
species +