Common name: Franchet's Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster franchetii Bois APNI*
Description: Semideciduous shrub to 3 m high.
Leaves elliptic to ovate, 20–35 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, upper surface ± hairy when young but becoming glabrous and glossy, lower surface yellowish to greyish tomentose, veins deeply impressed on upper surface; petiole 1–3 mm long.
Flowers pinkish, small, in 5–15-flowered pubescent clusters 3–4 c. across.
Pome ovoid, 8–10 mm long, orange-red, mostly 3-seeded.
Distribution and occurrence: Often cultivated, sometimes naturalized. Native of China.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *CT, *ST, *CWS
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas.
Formerly placed in the family Malaceae (now part of Rosaceae), e.g. Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1 (1990).
Text by G.J. Harden & A.N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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