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Sorbus esserteauana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Rosaceae
Subgenus  Sorbus
Scientific name  Sorbus esserteauana
Order  Rosales
Genus  Sorbus
Section  Sorbus
Rank  Species
Similar  Sorbus insignis, Sorbus scalaris, Sorbus reducta, Sorbus minima, Sorbus sargentiana

Sorbus esserteauana, commonly known as Esserteau's rowan, is a species of rowan. It is a small tree, typically 5–10 metres (16–33 ft) tall growing in mountain thickets and cliffs. It is an endemic species to China, being only found in western Sichuan. It has small white flowers and small red berries that are actually a pome fruit. Unlike all other species of Sorbus, the fruit are hard and inedible to humans, but they are eaten by birds that scatter the seeds. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks for its decorative fruit and because it attracts birds.

When published the epithet was written as "esserteauiana". However, according to ICBN (Vienna Code) Art. 60.11 and 60C.1(c), the connecting vowel -i- in it is unnecessary and thus must be deleted.

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Sorbus esserteauana Wikipedia


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