Pyracantha atalantioides

(Hance) Stapf

Bot. Mag. 151: sub plate 9099. 1926.

Introduced
Basionym: Sportella atalantioides Hance J. Bot. 15: 207. 1877
Synonyms: Pyracantha discolor Rehder
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 471. Mentioned on page 469.

Plants: crowns spreading or partially reclining, 10–60 dm. Stems: thorns abundant; young twigs yellowish-brown-hairy, glabrescent. Leaves: stipules 3–7 mm; petiole 2–6 mm; blade elliptic, oblong, or oblong-obovate, 1.5–5 × 1–2 cm, base rounded to cuneate, margins entire or remotely serrulate distally (on vigorous shoots), apex obtuse, apiculate, or aristate, surfaces yellowish-brown-hairy, glabrescent (abaxial becoming slightly glaucescent). Inflorescences 3–4 cm diam. Pedicels 5–10 mm, yellowish-brown-hairy. Flowers 8–10 mm diam.; hypanthium hairy; calyx brown or yellowish brown-puberulent when young, glabrescent, sepals broadly elliptic or triangular, 1–1.5 mm, apex obtuse; petals ovate, 4–5 mm, apex slightly apiculate. Pomes bright red, 4–7 mm diam.; pedicels 5–12 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–May; fruiting Oct–Jan.
Habitat: Roadsides, thickets, disturbed ground, edges
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Fla., Ga., La., Asia (China)

Discussion

Pyracantha atalantioides is native to southeastern and western China. The species has been extensively planted in North America; it is apparently naturalized only sporadically in milder climatic areas of the continent.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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Ronald W. Lance +  and Peter F. Zika +
(Hance) Stapf +
fissured +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
rounded +  and cuneate +
Sportella atalantioides +
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oblong-obovate +, oblong +  and elliptic +
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1cm +  and 2cm +
lanceolate +
yellowish brown-puberulent +  and brown +
glabrescent +
adnate +  and distinct +
tomentose +  and glabrous +
reclining +  and spreading +
Calif. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +  and Asia (China) +
not +  and aggregated +
0–300 m +
tomentose +  and glabrous +
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unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
not +  and aggregated +
yellow +, orange-red +  and red +
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Roadsides, thickets, disturbed ground, edges +
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crassinucellate +
late-deciduous +  and persistent +
serrulate +  and entire +
tomentose +  and glabrous +
crenulate +, revolute +  and flat +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
tomentose +  and glabrous +
flat-topped +
yellowish-brown-hairy +
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0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
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Flowering Feb–May +  and fruiting Oct–Jan. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
bright red +
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not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
incurved +, erect +  and spreading +
triangular +  and elliptic +
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Introduced +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
straight +
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geniculate +
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membranous +
persistent +
distinct +
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elongate +
glabrescent +  and yellowish-brown-hairy +
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Pyracantha atalantioides +
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tomentose +  and glabrous +
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