Cotoneaster integerrimus Medik., Geschichte der Botanik unserer Zeiten Geschichte der Botanik unserer Zeiten; 1793 85 1793. (syn: Cotoneaster cotoneaster H.Karst.; Cotoneaster integerrimus var. erythrocarpus (Ledeb.) Krylov; Cotoneaster intermedius Medik. ex Trautv. [Spelling variant]; Cotoneaster villosus hort.; Cotoneaster vulgaris Lindl.; Cotoneaster vulgaris var. erythrocarpus Ledeb.; Cotoneaster vulgaris var. haematocarpus Rupr.; Cotoneaster zabelii auct.; Crataegus cotoneaster (L.) Borkh. (unresolved); Gymnopyrenium vulgare (Lindl.) Dulac; Mespilus cotoneaster L.; Ostinia cotoneaster (L.) Clairv.; Pyrus cotoneaster (L.) Moench (Unresolved));
Albania, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria,
Montenegro, Corsica, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece,
Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Andorra, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland,
European Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia & Kosovo, Crimea,
Ukraine, Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia,
NW-Anatolia: Bithynia), Iran (Iranian Aserbaijan), Korea (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Cotoneaster integerrimus (Common Cotoneaster) is a species of Cotoneaster native to central and eastern Europe and southwest Asia, from southern Belgium and eastern France south to Italy, and east through Germany to the Balkans, northern Turkey, the Crimea, the Caucasus and northern Iran; plants in Spain may also belong in this species. In the past, it was treated in a wider sense, including plants from Wales now split off as Cotoneaster cambricus and plants from Scandinavia now treated as Cotoneaster scandinavicus, but differs from these in genetic profile and detail of foliage and fruit.
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) tall. The leaves are oval to oval-acute, 1–4 centimetres (0.39–1.57 in) long, green and thinly pubescent above at first, later glabrous, and densely pubescent below and on the leaf margin, with pale grey hairs. The flowers are produced in corymbs of one to four (occasionally up to seven) together in mid spring, each flower 3 millimetres (0.12 in) diameter, with five white to pale pink petals. The fruit is a dark red pome 6–8 millimetres (0.24–0.31 in) diameter, containing two or three seeds. It occurs on limestone soils, at altitudes of up to 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) altitude.
(from Wikipedia on 5.9.15)
Rosaceae Fortnight: Cotoneaster integrrimus from California-GSSEP11/11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Cotoneaster integrrimus Medic.
Deciduous shrub up to 2 m tall with tomentose twigs, later glabrescent; leaves elliptic to orbicular, 3-5 cm long, tomentose beneath; flowers white to pale pink; fruit red, 5-7 mm in diam.
Photographed from California