Sorbus intermedia, Sorbus scandica, Sorbus suecica,
SE: Oxel, DE: Schwedische Mehlbeere, NL: Zweedse lijsterbes,
UK: Swedish Whitebeam
|| ||Sorbus intermedia (Ehrh.) Pers.|
|| ||Sorbus scandica (L.) Fr., Sorbus suecica (L.) Krok & Almq.|
|| ||Oxel, Vanlig oxel, Svensk oxel|
|| ||Schwedische Mehlbeere|
|| ||Zweedse lijsterbes|
|| ||Swedish Whitebeam |
|| ||Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter|
|| ||Deciduous tree|
|| ||Grey bark; the crown dome-shaped; 3–10 m|
|| ||Oblong, shallowly partite, serrated, dark green leaves have silver-grey undersides with pale grey-white hairs; at the base of the leaf there may be two or four deep lobes, or none at all; winter buds are green or brownish and sticky|
|| ||Hermaphrodite, 5 white petals, 20 yellowish-white stamens; flattened clusters, corymbs; flower-stalks hairy.|
|| ||Orange-red to red oval pome|
|| ||Skåne to Uppland, further north is rare; dry rocky meadow banks, rocky broadleaf woods, forest hills|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Sorbus, Linnaeus named this genus in 1753. "Sorbus" is an ancient Latin name.
intermedia, Latin inter, "between," medium "middle," the name means intermediate.
- The standard author abbreviation Ehrh. is used to indicate Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart (1742 – 1795), a German botanist, a pupil of Carolus Linnaeus at Uppsala University.
- The standard author abbreviation Pers. is used to indicate Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761 – 1836), a mycologist, born in South Africa.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation Fr. is used to indicate Elias Magnus Fries (1794 – 1878), a Swedish mycologist and botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Krok is used to indicate Thorgny Ossian Bolivar Napoleon Krok(1834 – 1921), a Swedish botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Almq. is used to indicate Sigfried Osker Immanuel Almquist (1844 - 1923), a Swedish botanist and mycologist.