Taxon: Sorbus aucuparia L.

Genus: Sorbus
  Subgenus: Sorbus
    Section: Sorbus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 310534
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:477. 1753
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 66 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Heilongjiang, - Hebei, - Gansu, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shanxi, - Shandong, - Shaanxi, - Nei Monggol
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Khabarovsk, - Primorye, - Amur, - Kamchatka
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, - Gorno-Altay, - Tuva, - Yakutia-Sakha, - Altay, - Krasnoyarsk, - Chita, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tomsk, - Tyumen
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - Komi, - Perm; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image