Sorbus pseudofennica

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Sorbus pseudofennica
Sorbus pseudofennica.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Sorbus
S. pseudofennica
Binomial name
Sorbus pseudofennica

Sorbus pseudofennica (also called Arran service-tree[2] or Arran cut-leaved whitebeam) is a species of plant in the family Rosaceae. Endemic to the Isle of Arran in Scotland, it is threatened by habitat loss.[1] It is thought to be a naturally occurring hybrid between S. arranensis and S. aucuparia, probably with additional backcrossing with S. aucuparia. Sorbus arranensis is itself a hybrid between S. rupicola and S. aucuparia. Apomixis and hybridization are common in some groups of Sorbus species.[3]

Detail of S. pseudofennica leaves.

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  1. ^ a b Rivers, M.C., Rich, T.C.G. & Beech, E. 2017. Sorbus pseudofennica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T34720A81172256. Downloaded on 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ Robertson, A.; Newton, A.C. & Ennos, R.A. (2004). "Multiple hybrid origins, genetic diversity and population genetic structure of two endemic Sorbus taxa on the Isle of Arran, Scotland". Molecular Ecology. 13 (1): 123–134. doi:10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.02025.x. PMID 14653794. S2CID 38956138.

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