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53b. Sorbus Linnaeus subg. Aria Persoon, Syn. Pl. 2: 38. 1806.

Aria (Persoon) Host

Trees, to 70[–300] dm. Winter buds glutinous [or not]. Leaves simple; petiole nodes 3-lacunate; blade margins relatively shallowly lobed [entire or toothed]. Flowers: styles distinct. Pomes: epidermis single-layered [rarely multilayered]; flesh with tanniferous cells in groups; core present [absent].

Species ca. 40 (1 in the flora): introduced; Europe, Asia, n Africa.

Some species of apparent hybrid origin between subg. Aria and other subgenera exhibit more deeply lobed leaves and/or pome flesh composed entirely of tanniferous cells.

Lower Taxon


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