Cotoneaster pannosus Franch.

Pl. Delavay. 221 (1890) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Semi-evergreen shrub 1–3.5 m high with arching branches; new growth tomentose. Leaves simple, elliptic, mostly 15–25 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, base cuneate, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate, upper surface green, dull, glabrescent, lower surface paler, white-tomentose; petiole 4–8 mm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, membranous. Inflorescence a 6–20-flowered cluster; pedicels 1–2 mm long, tomentose. Sepals 5, pubescent; petals 5, suborbicular, 3–4 mm long, clawed, white. Pome ovoid to subglobose, 6–7 mm diam., glabrescent, red; seeds 2. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native of China. Commonly cultivated, naturalised in several areas of the State, usually in cooler districts (e.g. Mornington Peninsula, Tyers, Dandenong Ranges), near to gardens.

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, 2018-03-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Cotoneaster
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cotoneaster pannosus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cotoneaster pannosus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory