Cotoneaster bacillaris Wall., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1229, in adnot. 1829. (Syn: Cotoneaster affinis var. bacillaris (Lindl.) Schneid.; Cotoneaster bacillaris var. parvifolia Hook. fil.; Cotoneaster parvifolius (J. D. Hook.) G. Panigrahi & A. Kumar; Pyrus bacillaris (Wall. ex Lindl.) M. F. Fay & Christenh.);
India (Uttar Pradesh), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

Cotoneaster bacillaris AT NOV 2016/04 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Cotoneaster bacillaris
Shimla  H.P.
Altitude: Approx. 2000m
April 2015

I am pleased to report that Jeanette Fryer confirms this is C.bacillaris Wallich ex Lindley Series Bacillares.
Recorded by Fryer & Hylmo only from Uttarakhand & Nepal, so this extends its range.  There has been much confusion between this and C.affinis Lindley.
According to Stewart this complex (he listed C.affinis var. bacillaris) included two taxa which were Pakistan and Kashmir’s largest and commonest Cotoneasters being erect shrubs and small trees called ‘luni’ or ‘rauns’The stems made good walking sticks.  The white flowers have corollas open wide, the ripe fruits bluish black with glaucous bloom.  He considered them exceedingly variable and those who like to split could make many taxa from the complex.
Returning to Fryer & Hylmo, they say that C.bacillaris is often greater in width than height.  It is handsome in autumn when bearing an abundance of black fruit which, being produced in long sprays, are apparently useful in floral arrangements.

Locally, this is known as Riush. It is commonly used for making
walking sticks and for taming cattle.


Rosaceae Fortnight- Cotoneaster bacillaris from Himachal-GSG22/Sept 2015 : 1 post by 1 author.
Cotoneaster bacillaris. Locally called ‘Reunsh’,
its branches are highly preferred as walking sticks.  

Jeanette Fryer comments that this, “could be” Cotoneaster bacillaris.


Cotoneaster affinis in FOI:
Images of Cotoneaster affinis in FOI by Anil ji (as attached) are of (as per discussions herein).
Pl. correct.

Isn’t it the Syn. ??

Thanks for the feedback … As per POWO, Cotoneaster bacillaris is a synonym of Cotoneaster affinis. Also in the attached 2010 paper.

I think not according to Fryer & Hylmo, who I think made publication after this.

Also see Catalogue of Life.

Actually these are two alternate taxonomies, and both are mentioned at POWO:

Yes, I am going by Fryer & Hylmo, who have identified our posts.


Cotoneaster affinis Lindl.: 5 high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Kathmandu
Date:  08 July 2023
Elevation:  2483 m.
Habit : Wild

Observed by myself since it has been recorded in the book ‘Flora of Kathmandu Valley’ and ‘Flora of Phulchoki and Godawari’. Besides this I have not heard of Cotoneaster hedegaardii J.Fryer & B.Hylmö till now. I would be happy if this is Cotoneaster hedegaardii J.Fryer & B.Hylmö. However, I could not find any record of this sp. in any books of Nepal nor any mention in the net except for POWO and CoL, which shows this to be endemic to Nepal.

Also id is not recorded in: !

Pl. see discussions at as far as distribution is concerned.
What are the other species listed in the book?

Also check with images and discussions at
This appears somewhat close.
As per POWOCotoneaster bacillaris is a synonym of Cotoneaster affinis.
However, Fryer & Hylmo thinks otherwise as per discussions at Cotoneaster affinis in FOI.

I guess it looks matching, which was my presentation.





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