West Highland Flora

Rock Whitebeam


Sorbus rupicola

 

Sorbus rupicola

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
28 July 2004 Rubha na' Leac, Raasay

Rare, on limestone rock.

Leaves c 8-15 cm long.  Flowers c 12-16 mm diameter.  Fruit c 10-15 mm diameter.

ID: A bush or small tree.  Leaves oval, undivided, with upper half toothed (teeth acute and often curved forward) but untoothed towards the base, densely white-felted on the underside.

Other features: Flowers rather like those of Rowan, but larger.  Fruit a red berry, broader than long.

 

Sorbus rupicola

Photo Dr Stephen Bungard
28 July 2004 Rubha na' Leac, Raasay

  Sorbus rupicola

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1968 Elgol, Skye

 

Sorbus rupicola

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1968 Drinan, Skye

  Sorbus rupicola

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1968 Drinan, Skye


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