Amelanchier australis

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Amelanchier australis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
A. australis
Binomial name
Amelanchier australis

Amelanchier australis is a plant species native to Mexico and New Mexico. Some sources consider this to be the same species as A. utahensis but The Plant List[1] regards the two as distinct.

Amelanchier australis is a branching shrub up to 2 m (80 inches) tall. Leaves are thick and leathery, ovate to oblong, up to 3.2 cm (1.3 inches) long, the upper side green with small hairs, the underside more densely hairy. Flowers are born in a raceme of 6-15 flowers at the end of branches. Calyx lobes are green, persistent in fruit, up to 5 mm (0.20 inches) long. Petals are narrow oblong, up to 6 mm (0.24 inches) long. Fruits are spherical, about 6 mm (0.24 inches) in diameter.[2]