Cotoneaster pannosus Franch., Plantae delavayanae 223 1890. (Syn: Pyrus pannosa (Franch.) M. F. Fay & Christenh.);
China (Sichuan, Yunnan), ?Tibet, South Africa (I) (Transvaal (I), KwaZulu-Natal
(I)), Australia (I) (New South Wales (I)), Peru (I), Mexico (I), Colombia (I),
Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I) (Waimea District (I)),
East Maui (I) (Keokea) (I)), USA (I) (California (I), Oregon (I)), Madeira (I),
England (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Cotoneaster pannosus is a species of cotoneaster known by the common name silverleaf cotoneaster.
This woody shrub is native to south central China but it has been introduced to other areas of the world, including southern Africa and Australia as an ornamental. It has become naturalized in some areas but it is a troublesome noxious weed in others, for example, in Hawaii.
This is a sprawling shrub easily reaching over 3 meters in height. It is covered in dull green oval-shaped leaves with fuzzy white undersides and blooms in white flowers. The fruits are red-orange pomes containing two seeds each. These fruits are very attractive to birds, which are the main agent of seed dispersal. It grows on the elevation of 3,280 feet (1,000 m).
(From Wikipedia on 21.9.14)
Cotoneaster pannosus from Darjeeling:: NS Sept 08 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Please find pics of a shrub Cotoneaster pannosus recorded from LBG, Darjeeling..
I hope the id is right…
Thank you very much … for introducing to a introduced species from S-W China. It seems to have spread across continents…. and those excellent photographs, as always.
I’ve noted that you are introducing us with several new species regularly.
Jeanette Fryer considers this name is OK. As … (see below) correctly points out, this is an introduced species.
C.pannosus was first introduced into France and then distributed from Paris to other botanic gardens incl. Kew back in 1892.
It is common in cultivation in warm temperate zones of both northern & southern hemispheres. It has escaped and naturalised in the US, where it can be found far from habitation. It is cultivated in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand.
Native to Yunnan and possibly Tibet.
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