Cotoneaster nitens

Rehder & E. H. Wilson in C. S. Sargent

in C. S. Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 156. 1912.

Common names: Few-flowered or Kokonor cotoneaster
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 463. Mentioned on page 452.

Shrubs, 1.5–3 m. Stems erect, becoming pendulous; branches divaricate, redbrown, initially strigose. Leaves deciduous; petiole 2–3 (–4) mm, pilose-strigose; blade elliptic or obovate, sometimes broadly elliptic, broadly ovate, or suborbiculate, 8–28 × 9–23 mm, chartaceous, base rounded, margins flat, veins 3–5, superficial, apex obtuse or acute and mucronulate, abaxial surfaces pale green, initially densely pilose-strigose, adaxial initially reddish, soon bright green, dull to slightly shiny, not glaucous, flat between lateral-veins, glabrous; fall leaves turning bright red and gold. Inflorescences on fertile shoots 15–30 mm with 3–4 (–5) leaves, 1–3 (or 4) -flowered, compact. Pedicels 2–4 mm, glabrescent. Flowers 6–7 mm, open; hypanthium widely cupulate, sparsely pilose; sepals: margins tomentose, apex obtuse, acute, or apiculate, surfaces sparsely pilose; petals erect-incurved, pink-tinged with purple-maroon or pink-red, base drying to purple-black, margins white, glabrous; stamens 10–14 (or 15), filaments pink, sometimes red-purple, distally dark-pink, anthers pink or white, margins pale crimson, drying to dark red; styles 2 (or 3). Pomes purple-black, ellipsoid or obovoid to globose, (7–) 8–9.5 × 6.5–8 mm, shiny, slightly glaucous, sparsely pilose to glabrate; sepals erect or suberect, sparsely pilose; navel open; style remnants 3/4 from base. Pyrenes 2 (or 3). 2n = 68 (Germany).


Phenology: Flowering Mar–May; fruiting Jul–Nov.
Habitat: Thickets, edges, disturbed forests
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Oreg., Wash., Asia (China), also in Europe

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Cotoneaster nitens"
bright red and gold +, bright green +  and reddish +
glabrous +  and not glaucous +
dull +  and slightly shiny +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
white +  and pink +
Jeanette Fryer +, Bertil Hylmö† +  and Peter F. Zika +
Rehder & E. H. Wilson in C. S. Sargent +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
purple-black +
rounded +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (21 cm210 mm <br />0.21 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
suborbiculate +, ovate +, elliptic +  and obovate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
leathery +  and membranous +
9mm +  and 23mm +
adnate +  and distinct +
strigose +  and tomentose +
Few-flowered or Kokonor cotoneaster +
Oreg. +, Wash. +, Asia (China) +  and also in Europe +
not +  and aggregated +
0–200 m +
dark-pink +  and pink +
hairy +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
not +  and aggregated +
not +  and aggregated +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
orange +  and red or purple +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
Thickets, edges, disturbed forests +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
flattened +  and domed +
crassinucellate +
deciduous +
pinnate +  and entire +
dark red +, pale crimson +  and white +
glabrous +  and tomentose +
2 +  and 14 +
revolute +  and flat +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
erect-incurved +
1 +  and 5 +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pilose-strigose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–May +  and fruiting Jul–Nov. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
purple-black +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (0.95 cm9.5 mm <br />0.0095 m <br />) +
sparsely pilose +  and glabrate +
obovoid +  and globose +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
in C. S. Sargent, Pl. Wilson. +
trigonous +  and planoconvex +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
suberect +  and erect +
triangular +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
tomentose +  and strigose +
Introduced +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
pendulous +  and erect +
1 +  and 25 +
short-adnate +
inconspicuous +
lanceolate;linear +
deciduous +
distinct +
lateral +  and terminal +
elongate +
Ostinia +
Cotoneaster nitens +
Cotoneaster +
species +
inconspicuous +
superficial +
3 +  and 5 +