Rosaceae Week: Cotoneaster microphyllus from Mussoorie Chakrata road

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 3, 2011, 10:09:16 PM10/3/11
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Cotoneaster microphyllus Wall. ex Lindl.

Common name: Small leaf cotoneaster

Small evergreen shrub from Himalayas with dense spreading branches; leaves usually less than 1 cm long, shining above, gray-tomentose beneath; flowers white, solitary or 2-3 together; fruit brighr red, 5-6 mm.

Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road on September 16, 2011 

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Nidhan Singh

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Oct 4, 2011, 12:54:52 AM10/4/11
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Yes Sir,

These are mine, one from near Hotel Himalayan Paradise, Chakrata and other (in flower) from Chkrata-Deoban road.
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Balkar Arya

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Oct 4, 2011, 8:53:12 AM10/4/11
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Mines Sir 
from Chakrata
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
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chrischa...@btinternet.com

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Nov 1, 2016, 6:44:36 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

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Nov 2, 2016, 12:37:20 AM11/2/16
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Thanks, Chadwell ji


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J.M. Garg

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Feb 24, 2019, 1:10:40 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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J.M. Garg

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Feb 24, 2019, 2:57:30 AM2/24/19
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On further checking, I feel Chakrata plant being woody, may be more closer to Anil ji's images at Cotoneaster brandisii G.Klotz
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