Common name: Silverleaf Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster, Silver Cotoneaster, Silver-leaved Cotoneaster, Velvet Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster pannosus Franch. APNI*
Description: Evergreen shrub 1–3 m high with arching branches.
Leaves elliptic, usually 20–25 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, apex acute-mucronate, upper surface dull and glabrous, lower surface white-tomentose, veins not conspicuous on upper surface; petiole 4–8 mm long.
Flowers white, c. 8 mm across, in 6–20-flowered pubescent clusters, 4–5 c. across. Pome usually ovoid to subglobose, 6–7 mm diam., red, ageing to crimson, 2-seeded.
Distribution and occurrence: Commonly cultivated, occasionally naturalized. Native of China.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Tas. *S.A. *W.A.
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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