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(KHUMBUENSIS) ROWAN

Sorbus khumbuensis

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

Flowers:
month8apr month8april month8may

Berries: berryZpossible        berryZred berryZwhite  (edible??)
berry8aug berry8sep berry8sept berry8oct

category
category8Trees
category
category8Deciduous
category
category8Broadleaf
status
statusZalien
flower
flower8white
inner
inner8cream
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZclustered
type
typeZumbel
stem
stem8round

8th Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
Berries at first pink, but later turn white. Bark is dark maroon and shiny when young.


8th Aug 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
Leaves are dark green, becoming bronzed, then maroon in autumn. They are pinnate, with approximately 15 pairs of opposite leaflets, plus a terminal one.


6th Oct 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
The leaves drop off fairly early in the year comparison to those of other Rowans.In autumn the leaves are a bronzed green, and berries red.


6th Oct 2011, a garden, Fife, Scotland Photo: © John Brailsford
The berries turn an almost pure white save perhaps for a small portion near the tip. Bark maroon, twigs reddish.



An Asiatic Rowan cultivated in parks and gardens as an ornamental tree.

First of all, there seems to be confusion over the scientific name; it is variously spelled Sorbus khumbuensis and Sorbus khumbiensis, with the former winning out by 10:1 in a Google search, but that does not mean that the former is correct; a lot of copying goes occurs on the internet, which is particularly so with the description of this tree (every site uses exactly the same sentences! The author concludes that it is all copied automatically by moronic computers that cannot even re-word a sentence!). It is possible one spelling is a translation into another language (but which spelling?).

This Rowan Tree has no common name. The leaves are pinnate, with about It has small, oval shaped leaflets which in autumn turn a deep maroon. The berries are at first pink and appear on the tree whilst the leaves are still present, but later turn pure white without any tint of pink. However, un-like most Rowan Trees, the leaves fall off early leaving just the white berries on the tree.

The Author is now wondering how long it will be before my own and much longer description is copied on the internet into all the other sites.


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(KHUMBUENSIS) ROWAN

Sorbus khumbuensis

Rose Family [Rosaceae]

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