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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cotoneaster||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cotoneaster lacteus W.W. Sm.
Habit: Shrub 1--9 m, arching; evergreen. Leaf: blade 35--95 mm, elliptic to obovate, thick, abaxially pale-tomentose, hairs thinning in age, adaxially dark green, lateral veins often sunken, tip blunt or acute. Flower: 8--9 mm wide; petals spreading, white; stamens 20, filaments white, anthers purple; styles 2. Fruit: 6--7 mm, 6--7 mm wide, +- spheric, bright red; stones 2.
Ecology: Open forest, meadows, disturbed ground, thickets, creeks, ponds, canyons; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, CaRF, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, PR, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia; native to China. Flowering Time: May--Jul, fruiting Nov--Apr
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Cotoneaster integrifolius
Next taxon: Cotoneaster pannosus
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Cotoneaster lacteus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77520, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.