Sorbus microphylla (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Wenz., Linnaea. 38: 76. 1874 (syn: Pyrus microphylla Wall. ex Hook.f.; Sorbus microphylla (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Decne. (Unresolved));
Common name: Small Leaf Rowan
Wild plant captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).
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.
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Sorbus microphylla (?). Kindly confirm….
Sorbus microphylla and S.foliolosa are differentiated as:
Inflorescence rusty tomentose, leaflet 1-2 inches long ……………………S.foliolosa
Please check attached images of Sorbus.
Captured – Bhaderwah JK
alt – 3400m approx.
Among Sorbus cashmiriana Hedl., Sorbus foliolosa (Wall.) Spach and
Sorbus microphylla (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Wenz. , third one looks close.
Please white for other members opinion.
Yes, appears close to Sorbus microphylla as per images and details herein and as per Wikimedia Commons, Smugmug and