Cotoneaster acuminatus Wall. ex Lindl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13:101, t. 9. 1821 “acuminata” (syn: Cotoneaster bakeri G.Klotz; Cotoneaster royleanus hort. ex Hook.f.; Cotoneaster roylei hort. ex Hook.f.; Mespilus acuminata (Wall. ex Lindl.) Ohlend. (unresolved); Mespilus acuminata (Wall. ex Lindl.) G.Lodd.; Mespilus acuminatus Lodd.);
China (?Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet, Bhutan, N-India (incl. Sikkim), Nepal, N-Myanmar [Burma], ?Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir, Ladakh), France (I), Germany (I), Switzerland (I), England (I) as per Catalogue of life;
Common name: Nepal Cotoneaster • Nepali: ढल्के फूल Dhalke phool
Cotoneaster acuminatus (commonly known as acuminate cotoneaster) is a species of flowering plant in the Rosaceae family that is native to the Himalayas. In forests it can be found at elevations of 1,300–3,000 metres (4,300–9,800 ft), while on hillsides it is found at 2,500–3,500 metres (8,200–11,500 ft). The species has also been introduced to Oregon.
C. acuminatus is 2 to 4 metres (6 ft 7 in to 13 ft 1 in) in height. Its petioles and lanceolates, both of which are villous, are 3 to 5 millimetres (0.12 to 0.20 in) in length.
(From Wikipedia on 9.9.15)
Rosaceae Fortnight 1-14 Sep.2015: Cotoneaster acuminatus from Uttarakhand_DSR_Sep_3/3 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Cotoneaster acuminatus Wall. ex Lindley is a tall shrub or small tree in temperate and subalpine zones of Uttarakhand.
Photographed in Bhunjapani area (3100m), Munsyari (Pithoragarh) in July 2015.
Thanks, …, for enriching this fortnight
I am pleased to report that Jeanette Fryer has confirmed that this is Cotoneaster acuminatus Lindley.
Recorded from Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh (this seems a surprising record). Brandis stated that C.acuminatus often occurred as understorey in oak forests of Western Himalaya.
Cotoneaster acuminatus Lindl. : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date: October 2020
Habitat : Wild