Wallich's Rowan
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Wallich's Rowan
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Wallich's Rowan
Botanical name: Sorbus wallichii    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Pyrus wallichii

Wallich's Rowan is a deciduous tree, growing up to 12 m. It is often found smaller, and can also grow on other plants as an epiphyte. Young branches are densely white-woolly. Leaves are compound with leathery, linear- oblong, pointed leaflets. Margins are obscurely toothed. Leaves are blue-green on the underside and the mid-rib is prominent. Flowers are white, 6-8 mm across, borne in flat-topped compound clusters up to 7.5 cm across. Petals are broadly obovate. Fruit is ovoid with the sepals still carried on top. Wallich's Rowan is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to SW China, at altitudes of 2400-3100 m. Flowering: April-June.

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