Overview

Distribution

Distribution: Afghanistan & Pakistan Himalaya.
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Afghanistan, Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

A large shrub up to 3 m tall. Young branches and undersurface of leaves stellately tomentose. Leaves 5-12 x 3-6 cm, ovate or orbicular, entire, crenate or wavy, lateral nerves 5-6 pairs, obliquely bifurcating halfway between midrib and edge of leaf, prominent beneath; petiole 1-2.5 cm long. Flower: 6-8 mm long, in peduncled, corymbose cymes; branches of inflorescence woody. Bracts 5-6 mm long, linear, narrow. Corolla white, shortly campanulate; tube ± 5.5 mm long. Staminal filaments unequal, 3 attached above, 2 below near the base of corolla tube; anthers versatile. Stigma subsessile. Drupe 8-9 mm long, oblong, compressed, red-black. Seed dorsally 2-grooved, ventrally 3-grooved.
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Elevation Range

2100-3600 m
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: March-May.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Viburnum cotinifolium

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Viburnum cotinifolium

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Viburnum contifolium

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Notes

Comments

A common shrub with leaves white cottony below and small white flowers which appear in early spring before the leaves. Found in open sunny places N. W. Himalaya from 900-3500 m. The fruit is sweetish and edible.
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