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Cotoneaster

by Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 01/18/2012

Nomenclature

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

References

References to Cotoneaster

General Discussion

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.

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