Small Leaf Rowan
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Small Leaf Rowan
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Small Leaf Rowan
Botanical name: Sorbus microphylla    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Small Leaf Rowan is a slender shrub or small tree, with compound leaves. Leaves have 12-18 pairs of pairs of linear-oblong, pointed, deeply toothed leaflets, 1.3-2 cm long. Flowers are pink to white, 6-10 mm across, and are born in lax few-flowered flat-topped clusters. The petals are rounded, and the sepals are nearly hairless. Fruit is 8 mm across, bluish white. Small Leaf Rowan is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal to Arunachal Pradesh, at altitudes of 3000-4200 m. Flowering: June.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.
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