E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Cotoneaster rehderi Pojark.
puckered-leaved cotoneaster
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Cotoneaster rehderi
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Species Information

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Medium shrub, to 1.5 m tall; stems spreading, the twigs hairy.
Alternate, deciduous, egg-shaped to elliptic, 4-8 cm long, entire, long-tapering to pointed tips, nearly smooth above, usually hairy beneath especially on the veins, wrinkled or puckered.
Inflorescences short, small, axillary clusters of 3 to 7 short-stalked flowers; corollas pinkish, the petals 5; calyces smooth, the 5 lobes triangular; ovaries inferior; stamens about 20.
Berry-like pomes (like miniature apples), egg- to globe-shaped, about 1 cm long, red; stones (nutlets) 4 to 5.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist edges of forests and disturbed places in the lowland zone; rare on the lower mainland; introduced from Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Cotoneaster bullatus Boiss.

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