Rosaceae week-Cotoneaster microphylla

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Prashant awale

Oct 4, 2011, 12:25:44 AM10/4/11
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Dear Friends,

Bot. name: Cotoneaster microphylla
Date/Time: 26-09-2010 / 12:30PM

Location: On the way to Hampta Pass near Jofra (Altitude approx. 9500 ft)

Habitat: Wild


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Gurcharan Singh

Oct 4, 2011, 12:57:03 AM10/4/11
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Yes Prashant ji

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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Balkar Arya

Oct 4, 2011, 8:54:28 AM10/4/11
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Nice Catch of fruits Prashant Ji

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat

Nov 1, 2016, 6:45:16 PM11/1/16
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I am beginning a check on Cotoneasters posted on this site.  Unfortunately, I suspect a majority are misidentified.  Will be sending available images to Jeanette Fryer (on a CD she does not use e-mail).  She was co-author with the late Bertil Hylmo of 'Cotoneasters' (2009) - the most knowledgeable person on the genus.  She is always busy with other identification tasks so will certainly take weeks perhaps months before we hear but worth the wait.


Please note her comments: "Klotz included within C.microphyllus a number of taxa from a wide area ranging from W.Himalaya, Kumaon, through to eastern Tibet and the provinces of Yunnan & Sichuan but in its strictest sense C.microphyllus has only been recorded from Nepal.  More research is desperately needed."


I hope her determinations (accurate identifications) will encourage members to take a greater interest in this neglected genus, photographing more species.   There is every possibility of locating species new to science within this genus.


It makes sense, when those with specialist knowledge are available to name material to take full advantage.  The present situation with the naming of Cotoneaters in Indian herbaria is in need of improvement.  Many specimens are very old and/or in poor condition, of a scrappy nature in the first place.

J.M. Garg

Nov 2, 2016, 12:36:47 AM11/2/16
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Thanks, Chadwell ji

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J.M. Garg

Feb 24, 2019, 1:13:21 AM2/24/19
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I feel these images are more closer to images and discussions at Cotoneaster thymifolius hort. ex Baker 
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