ROSACEAE: Cotoneaster microphyllus Wall. ex Lindl.

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Pankaj Kumar

Oct 5, 2011, 10:19:37 PM10/5/11
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Cotoneaster microphyllus Wall. ex Lindl. Bot. Reg. 13: pl. 1114 pl. 1114 1827.


Current Location: Valley of Flwoers, Uttarakhand.


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Balkar Arya

Oct 6, 2011, 9:27:56 AM10/6/11
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Nice Catch!!
Pankaj Ji I think you forgot to reduce Size of photo

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

Pankaj Kumar

Oct 6, 2011, 9:47:02 AM10/6/11
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Sorry. I will keep that in mind next time.

Nov 1, 2016, 7:00:22 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, 12:36:20 AM11/2/16
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Thanks, Chadwell ji

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J.M. Garg

Feb 24, 2019, 1:22:45 AM2/24/19
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I feel this image is more closer to images and discussions at Cotoneaster thymifolius hort. ex Baker 
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J.M. Garg

Feb 24, 2019, 1:42:09 AM2/24/19
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On further scrutiny, I find this image (from VOF) more closer to images & discussions at Cotoneaster marginatus (Lindl. ex Loudon) Schltdl.
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