Osteomeles

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Osteomeles' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/osteomeles/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Glossary

entire
With an unbroken margin.
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Osteomeles' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/osteomeles/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

A small genus of trees and shrubs ranging from E. Asia to Polynesia. Two species are in cultivation, both evergreen shrubs of very distinct appearance, with unequally pinnate leaves, white flowers, and haw-like fruits containing five seeds. From other genera of the pomaceous group of Rosaceae with pinnate leaves, they are distinguished by the entire-margined, bristle-tipped leaflets of small size.