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Genus: Cotoneaster

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Rosaceae

About 70 species worldwide, found mainly in the north temperate regions of Europe and Asia, especially China. Cotoneaster franchetii and C. pannosus have become naturalised in Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape and are declared Category 3 invader plants in South Africa. An additional 38 species and one hybrid are cultivated as garden ornamental plants in southern Africa.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Cotoneaster franchetii

Native to China. Has become naturalised in Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape and is a declared Category 3 invader plant in South Africa.

 

Cotoneaster pannosus

Native to China. Has become naturalised in Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape and is a declared Category 3 invader plant in South Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Cotoneaster affinis

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster atropurpureus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster bacillaris

Native from Kashmir to Bhutan.

 

Cotoneaster cinerascens

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster confusus

Native to India.

 

Cotoneaster congestus

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster conspicuus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster coriaceus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster crispii

 

Cotoneaster divaricatus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster frigidus (Giant showberry)

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster glabratus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster harrovianus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster henryanus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Native to western China.

 

Cotoneaster hupehensis

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster integrifolius

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster integerrimus (Common cotoneaster)

Native to Europe.

 

Cotoneaster lacteus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster linearifolius

Native to Nepal.

 

Cotoneaster marginatus

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster microphyllus

Native to the Himalayas.

 

Cotoneaster mucronatus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster multiflorus

Native to Kazakhstan.

 

Cotoneaster nanshan

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster nitens

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster nummularius

Native to western Asia.

 

Cotoneaster perpusillus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster salicifolius (Willow-leaved showberry)

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster simonsii

Native to Sikkim and Bhutan.

 

Cotoneaster tomentosus

Native to central Europe.

 

Cotoneaster turbinatus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster vernae

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster vestitus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster vilmorinianus

Native to China.

 

Cotoneaster zeravschanicus

Native to Tadzhikistan.

 

Cotoneaster x watereri

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

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