Sorbus

Belongs within: Rosales. Sorbus, the rowans and whitebeams, is a Holarctic genus of trees and shrubs bearing clusters of white flowers and often colourful fruits. Members include the rowan or mountain ash S. aucuparia, which has pinnately compound leaves and densely hairy stem buds, and is widely distributed across the Palaearctic region. The service tree… Continue reading Sorbus

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Cotoneaster

Belongs within: Rosales. Cotoneaster is a Palaearctic genus of trees and (more commonly) shrubs bearing usually red fruits (Hickman 1993). The cotoneasters Published 23 December 2007 Cotoneaster is a genus of shrubs (occassionally small trees) native to the Palaearctic, but also present in other temperate areas as represented by weed species. As shown pretty well… Continue reading Cotoneaster

Potentilla

Belongs within: Roperculina.Contains: Horkelia, Ivesia. Potentilla, cinquefoils, is a northern temperate genus of herbs and shrubs with usually yellow flowers (Hickman 1993). Characters (from Hickman 1993): Annual to shrub; odor resinous or absent. Leaves generally basal, odd-1-pinnate to 1-palmate or 1-ternate; leaflets more or less toothed or lobed, terminal generally more or less equal to… Continue reading Potentilla

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Ziziphus

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Ziziphus is a mostly tropical group of trees, shrubs and vines of which some species are cultivated for their edible fruits. Characters (from Hickman 1993): Tree, shrub, vine. Branches alternate, flexible, sometimes 2-3-ranked; twigs thorn-tipped. Leaves in part clustered on short shoots, deciduous or evergreen, petioled; stipules sometimes unequal spines; blade ovate… Continue reading Ziziphus

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Gouania

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Gouania is a genus of shrubs and lianas found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Characters (from Flora of Zimbabwe): Climbing shrubs or lianes; branches with coiled tendrils. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous. Petals 5, hooded. Stamens 5. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit… Continue reading Gouania

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Rhamnus

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Rhamnus, buckthorns, is a genus of shrubs and small trees found primarily in temperate regions with a smaller number of tropical species (Hickman 1993). Characters (from Hickman 1993): Shrub, small tree. Stem with branches alternate, flexible; twigs sometimes thorn-tipped. Leaves sometimes clustered on short shoots, deciduous or evergreen, petioled; stipules deciduous; blade… Continue reading Rhamnus

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Reynosia

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Reynosia is a genus of shrubs and small trees found in the West Indies and adjoining regions of North and Central America. Characters (from Flora of North America): Shrubs or small trees, unarmed; bud scales present. Leaves persistent, opposite; blade not gland-dotted; pinnately veined, secondary veins straight nearly to margins, higher order… Continue reading Reynosia

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Ceanothus

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Ceanothus, California lilac, is a North American genus of shrubs and small trees with showy flowers (Hickman 1993). Characters (from Hickman 1993): Shrub, small tree, prostrate to erect, thorny or not. Stem with branches generally arranged as leaves. Leaves alternate or opposite, deciduous or evergreen, petioled; blade 1–3-ribbed from base, margin entire… Continue reading Ceanothus

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Cryptandra

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae. Cryptandra is an Australian genus of mostly heath-like shrubs. Characters (from Harden 1990): Shrubs, mostly heath-like, branchlets often short and spinose. Leaves alternate, generally small and often clustered, lower surface usually whitish tomentose but often concealed by revolute margins. Flowers more or less sessile, crowded at ends of branchlets into spike-like inflorescences… Continue reading Cryptandra

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Fragariinae

Belongs within: Roperculina. The Fragariinae are a clade of rosaceous plants defined by Eriksson et al. (2003) as the most inclusive clade including Fragaria vesca but no Potentilla anserina, P. reptans or Sanguisorba officinalis. Members of the genus Fragaria, the strawberries, are widely grown for their edible fruits. <==Fragariinae | i. s.: Sibbaldianthe [incl. Schistophyllidium]EH03… Continue reading Fragariinae

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