× Sorbaronia

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

Recommended citation
'× Sorbaronia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/x-sorbaronia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Family

  • Rosaceae

Glossary

hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
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.)
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'× Sorbaronia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/x-sorbaronia/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A group of some half a dozen hybrids between Aronia and Sorbus – all shrubs or small trees. Where the whitebeam is the Sorbus parent the leaves are simple (× S. alpina and × S. dippelii). The other cultivated hybrids have Sorbus aucuparia or S. americana as the other parent, and the leaves are partly pinnate.

Although distinguished as early as 1789, Aronia was included in Pyrus or Sorbus until resurrected by Schneider in 1906; the hybrid genus × Sorbaronia was set up by him at the same time, but he never published a considered treatment of the group.