by Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 01/18/2012
Cotoneaster Medik., Philos. Bot. 1: 154. 1789. Cotonea Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 5. 1837 (“1836”), nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Gymnopyrenum Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées 316. 1867, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Cotoneaster integerrimus Medik.
List of Cotoneaster Species
This Eurasian genus is comprised of about 50 species, and many are utilized in landscaping. There are about a half-dozen reports of Cotoneaster purportedly escaping in our area; further research is needed to clarify the occurrence and distribution in the NY metropolitan area.