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Bean (1981) lists this taxon under the name Sorbus lancastriensis, in a footnote to his article on Sorbus umbellata (now Aria umbellata). This fleeting mention does little more than note the taxon’s existence and natural range (see below); there is no description nor horticultural discussion. We have created this template article – under the correct modern name, with appropriate synonymy – whilst we await sponsorship to enable a full revision of this genus to be written. We are re-organising the Sorbus sensu lato articles in this way to enable a new revision of Sorbus sensu stricto to commence in 2023, and to bring the nomenclature of this complex group of plants up to date in line with modern treatments.
TC, September 2023.
Distribution United Kingdom Lancashire and Westmorland, type-locality Humphrey Head