Taxon: Cotoneaster franchetii Bois

Genus: Cotoneaster
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 11737
Place of publication: Rev. Hort. (Paris) 74:379, fig. 159-161,164. 1902
Name Verified on: 01-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Aug-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide China FlEncy, as C. amoenus; Dict Gard, as C. amoenus)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guizhou, - Sichuan, - Xizang, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe
  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dickoré, W. B. & G. Kasperek 2010. Species of Cotoneaster (Rosaceae, Maloideae) indigenous to, naturalising or commonly cultivated in central Europe (Willdenowia) 40:27.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Flinck, K. E. & B. Hylmö 1966. A list of series and species in the genus Cotoneaster Bot. Not. 119:456.
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Cotoneaster franchetii Bois :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.