Genus: Sorbus L.

Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Genus number: 11300
Last updated: 05-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 109 (38 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Aldasoro, J. J. et al. 2004. Revision of Sorbus subgenera Aria and Torminaria. Syst. Bot. Monogr. 69:1-148.
  2. Campbell, C. S. et al. 2007. Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history. Pl. Syst. Evol. 266:141. Note: data do not support a broad definition of Sorbus
  3. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  4. Lo, E. Y. Y. & M. J. Donoghue. 2012. Expanded phylogenetic and dating analyses of the apples and their relatives (Pyreae, Rosaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 63:230-243. Note: appears in a clade with Cormus, apart from the clade with with Chamaemespilus, Torminalis, and Aria, in both chloroplast and ITS results
  5. McAllister, H. 2005. The genus Sorbus: mountain ash and other rowans. The genus Sorbus: mountain ash and other rowans 252 pp.
  6. Sennikov, A. 2014. (2329) Proposal to conserve the name Sorbus (Rosaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 63:1139-1140.

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  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Sorbus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 4 July 2020.