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Sorbaria sorbifolia

Sorbaria sorbifolia (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Sorbarieae
Genus: Sorbaria
Species: Sorbaria sorbifolia
Varietates: S. s. var. glandulifolia – S. s. var. sorbifolia – S. s. var. stellipila

Sorbaria sorbifolia (L.) A.Braun in P.F.A.Ascherson, Fl. Brandenburg 1(1): 177 (1860).

Spiraea sorbifolia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 490 (1753).
Basilima sorbifolia (L.) Raf., New Fl. 3: 75. 1838.
Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl. ex Wall., Numer. List n. 703 (1829), comb. inval.
Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl. ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2. 2: 531 (1841).
Schizonotus sorbifolius (L.) Lindl. ex Rydb., N. Amer. Fl. 22(3): 257 (1908), comb. superfl.
Spiraea pinnata Moench, Methodus: 663 (1794), nom. illeg.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Ascherson, P.F.A. 1861–1864. Flora der Provinz Brandenburg, der Altmark und des Herzogthums Magdeburg. Erste Abtheilung. A. Hirschwald, Berlin. Biblioteca Digital Reference page.

Additional references

Ku, T.C. & Crinan, A. 2003. Sorbaria. Pp. 75–76 in Wu, Zh.Y. , Raven, P.H. & Hong, D.Y. (eds.), Flora of China. Volume 9: Pittosporaceae through Connaraceae. Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, ISBN 1-930723-14-8. efloras PDF Reference page.


USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sorbaria sorbifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
čeština: Tavolníkovec jeřábolistý
dansk: Sibirisk Tusindtop
Deutsch: Sibirische Fiederspiere
English: false spiraea
suomi: Viitapihlaja-angervo
hornjoserbsce: Wjerjebinowa wjerbička
Nederlands: lijsterbesspirea
polski: Tawlina jarzębolistna
svenska: Rönnspirea

Sorbaria sorbifolia, the false spiraea,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. The common name is also spelled false spirea. Other common names include false goat's beard, sorb-leaved schizonotus, Ural false spirea, and in Chinese: 珍珠梅; pinyin: zhen zhu mei; lit. 'pearl plum'.

A deciduous shrub reaching 1–1.5 m (3.3–4.9 ft), it bears compound, alternate, toothed leaflets which have been compared to ferns or sumac.[3] The Latin specific epithet sorbifolia means “with leaves like Sorbus (mountain ash).[4] In good light the leaves may redden in the autumn before falling. The flowers, appearing in July and August, are white and showy, clustered at the end of the branches.

Sorbaria sorbifolia grows naturally in temperate areas of Asia including Siberia, the Far East of Russia, northern China, Japan and Korea.[5] It has been introduced as a garden ornamental elsewhere into Europe and North America.[6] The compact cultivar ‘Sem’, with multicoloured leaves in shades of yellow, bronze and red, has more erect panicles of flowers than the species. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[7][8]

"Sorbaria sorbifolia (L.) A.Braun". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Sorbaria sorbifolia". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Ontario Trees & Shrubs - False Spirea
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1845337315.
"Sorbaria sorbifolia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
USDA PLANTS Profile for Sorbaria sorbifolia
"RHS Plantfinder - Sorbus sorbaria 'Sem'". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 98. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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