|Devon Whitebeam, leaves and young fruit|
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 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.
- along the River Taw and River Torridge
- Roborough Down in Plymouth
- Little Haldon, at Bishopsteignton
- Boyton, Cornwall
- South East and North East Ireland (rarely)
- Halsdon Nature Reserve near Great Torrington managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust - one tree
- Uppacott Wood Nature reserve between Barnstaple and Bideford also managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust, has many trees
- Watergate Bridge near Great Torrington, grid ref SS468175
- Leigh Cross, Zeal Monachorum, map grid ref SS698047
- Watergate, Horwood, ref SS502266
Botanist David Cann would like to know of any other locations where this species has been found.
- Wild Devon: The Magazine of the Devon Wildlife Trust, pages 16 to Winter 2009 edition, article by David Cann, contact firstname.lastname@example.org