Pyracantha angustifolia (Franch.) C.K.Schneid.

Firethorn

Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1: 761 (1906) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect spiny shrub or small tree to c. 4 m high; young shoots white-pubescent. Leaves simple, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate-oblong, mostly 2–5 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, base tapering, apex obtuse, mucronate, margins entire, revolute, upper surface dark green, glabrescent, lower surface white-tomentose; petiole 1–3 mm long; stipules minute, early caducous. Flowers in dense corymbs on short lateral shoots; pedicels tomentose. Sepals tomentose; stamens persistent in fruit. Pome subglobose, 5–8 mm diam., glabrescent, yellow to deep orange; pyrenes 5. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *GipP, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Native of China.

A widely cultivated plant, recorded as naturalised along the Murray River near Tocumwal and Cobram, at Lima South, Mt Evelyn and at Studley Park, Kew

Source: Jeanes, J.A.; Jobson, P.C. (1996). Rosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-03-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Pyracantha
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pyracantha angustifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pyracantha angustifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
State
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania