Common name: Glaucous Cotoneaster, Bright Bead Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Franch. APNI*
Description: Erect evergreen shrub, 1 m or more high.
Leaves usually elliptic to obovate, 30–80 mm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex obtuse to widely acute-mucronate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface white-tomentose, sometimes glabrescent, slightly glaucous; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Inflorescences white-tomentose, many-flowered.
Distribution and occurrence: Pome slightly obovoid, 7-8 mm diam., scarlet or red, 2-seeded.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *LHI
Other Australian states: *W.A. *S.A. *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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