Amelanchier ovalis

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Amelanchier ovalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: A. ovalis
Binomial name
Amelanchier ovalis

Amelanchier ovalis, commonly known as snowy mespilus,[2] is serviceberry shrub. Its pome fruits are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. The species is native to central and southern Europe, as well as North Africa and the Middle East.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Amelanchier ovalis Medik.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Altervista flora Italiana, Pero corvino, cornijuelo, gemeine Felsenbirne, berghäggmispel, Amelanchier ovalis Medik. includes photos and European distribution map
  4. ^ Bailey, L.H. & E.Z. Bailey. 1976. Hortus Third i–xiv, 1–1290. MacMillan, New York.
  5. ^ Tela Botanica, Description de Coste, Amelanchier vulgaris in French

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