Common name: Service Tree
Sorbus domestica L. APNI*
Description: Tree to 10 m with bark shredding.
Leaves imparipinnate with 6–9 pairs of leaflets; leaflets oblong to oblanceolate, 3–5 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, margins toothed, lower surface pubescent and becoming glabrescent with age; petiole 3–5 cm long.
Flowers c. 15 mm diam. Sepals triangular. Petals white. Stamens 15–25.
Fruit obovoid or pyriform, c. 20 mm diam., greenish or brownish, with numerous stone cells.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental, rarely naturalized. Native of the Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *ST
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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