Cowania

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

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'Cowania' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cowania/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Cowania' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cowania/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

A genus of some four or five species of evergreen shrubs inhabiting the dry regions of North Mexico and the adjacent States of N. America. It was originally named by David Don in honour of James Cowan, a merchant who interested himself in the introduction of new plants, especially from Mexico and Peru. He died at Lima in 1823. Cowania belongs to the same group of the Rose family as Fallugia and Cercocarpus, distinguished by remarkable feathered styles terminating the seed-vessel similar to those that are so common in Clematis.