Sorbus devoniensis

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Sorbus devoniensis
Devon Whitebeam.JPG
Devon Whitebeam, leaves and young fruit
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Sorbus
Subgenus: Aria
Species: S. devoniensis
Binomial name
Sorbus devoniensis

Sorbus Devonensis is known by the English name of Devon Whitebeam. It is a species of Whitebeam tree in the Rosaceae family. It is endemic to the British Isles, growing wild only in areas of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Ireland.

It did not exist before the last Ice Age, probably arising from a hybrid between the Wild Service Tree and another Whitebeam.


It will form a deciduous tree to about 12 metres height.

The leaves are entire, lobed, are dark green above, underside has a dense layer of white hairs.

It flowers at the end of May, they are white with 5 petals.

The fruits ripen at the end of October. They are orange brown, and edible.


Locations found[edit]

Botanist David Cann would like to know of any other locations where this species has been found.


  1. ^ Wild Devon: The Magazine of the Devon Wildlife Trust, pages 16 to Winter 2009 edition, article by David Cann, contact