Common name: Asian Firethorn
Pyracantha rogersiana (A.B.Jacks.) Bean APNI*
Synonyms: Pyracantha crenulata var. rogersiana A.B.Jacks. APNI*
Description: Spiny shrub to c. 3 m high, young twigs white-pubescent, but soon glabrous.
Leaves oblanceolate, 2–4 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, thin-textured, base narrow-cuneate tapering gradually into slender petiole; margins toothed, obscurely to rather coarsely or occasionally doubly toothed, the teeth prominent only close to apex; both surfaces glabrous; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Pome 3–4 mm diam., yellow (cv. `Flava') to orange-red.
Distribution and occurrence: Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental, rarely naturalized. Native of China.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic.
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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