Sorbus microphylla (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Wenz., Linnaea. 38: 76. 1874 (syn: Pyrus microphylla Wall. ex Hook.f.);
Himalaya to S. Central China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Small Leaf Rowan
Flora of Uttarakhand- Plant1 for Id- JM : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
I hope Sorbus aucuparia
Can be Sorbus aucuparia!! Do you jave any close ups …
Thanks, … Close up is there in Plant1 I IMG_4692.
Out of the two species of Sorbus (under Pyrus) described in FBI and Flora Simlensis, it seems the group has now been split into many species with true S. aucuparia not perhaps now represented in India. The inflorescence looks reddish in colour but difficult to say whether it is simple colour or rusty tomentum (in that case it would be S. foliolosa). Perhaps some one having “Flowers of Himalayas” can help.
I think it matches with Sorbus microphylla from Concise Flowers of Himalayas by Oleg Polunin & Adam Stainton.
Rosaceae Fortnight- Sorbus microphylla from Himachal-GSG14/Sept 2015 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Sorbus microphylla and S.foliolosa are differentiated as:
Inflorescence rusty tomentose, leaflet 1-2 inches long …………………… S.foliolosa
Sorbus foliolosa vs Sorbus microphylla:
Shrubs or small trees, 2–5 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown when young, grayish brown when old, terete, puberulous when young, with sparse, oblong or suborbicular lenticels; buds conical or ovoid, 5–7(–8) mm, apex acuminate and puberulous; scales several, reddish brown. Leaves imparipinnate, together with rachis 11–14 cm; petiole 1–1.5 cm; stipules lanceolate or subulate-lanceolate, 4–6 mm, submembranous, margin entire or slightly 2-lobed; rachis slender, adaxially grooved with reddish glands at base of leaflet, ± brown puberulous, glabrous when old, narrowly winged; leaflet blades 10–17(–19) pairs, at intervals of 5–8 mm, pale abaxially, dark green adaxially, linear-oblong, 0.7–1.5(–2) cm × 4–8 mm, both surfaces glabrous, or abaxially with brown hairs only along midvein when young, base obliquely rounded, margin sparsely sharply serrate, apex obtuse or acute. Compound corymbs terminal, 2–4(–6) cm, laxly flowered; rachis and pedicels glabrous, rarely brown puberulous; bracts narrowly lanceolate, smaller than stipules, submembranous. Pedicel 6–9 mm. Flowers 7–10 mm in diam. Hypanthium dark purplish black, broadly campanulate, 2–3 mm, glabrous. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2 mm, apex acute, rarely ± obtuse. Petals pink, suborbicular, 3–4 mm, glabrous, base shortly clawed. Stamens ca. 20, slightly shorter than petals; filaments rose; anthers nearly purplish black. Styles 5, ca. as long as stamens, pubescent basally. Fruit white or flushed pink or crimson, globose or ovoid, 8–10(–12) mm in diam., glabrous, without lenticels, with persistent erect sepals; seeds blackish, oblong-ovoid, 3–4 mm. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Sep–Oct.
Forests or shrubby thickets in valleys or along river banks; 3000–4000 m. E Xizang (Gongbo’gyamda Xian), NW Yunnan [Afghanistan, Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim].
Sorbus foliolosa (Wallich) Spach