New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Cotoneaster

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/18/2012

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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 to Cotoneaster

  • Fryer, J.; Hylmo, B. 2009. Cotoneasters. Timber Press, Portland, OR. , 344 pages. (ISBN 9780881929270)

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.