Hedlundia Sennikov & Kurtto

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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Hedlundia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hedlundia/). Accessed 2024-06-21.

Editorial Note

We have published this stub genus article as part of a wider reorganisation of Sorbus sensu lato articles. This work will enable a new revision of Sorbus sensu stricto to commence in 2023 and bring the nomenclature of this complex group of plants up to date in line with modern treatments.

TC, September 2023.

A genus of hybrid origin involving crosses beyween Aria and Sorbus sensu stricto. 48 species distributed across central, western and southern Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Crimea, and central Asia (Plants of the World Online 2023). Small trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, pinnatilobate, or basally pinnate with 1–2(–3) leaflets, white- or greenish-grey-tomentose beneath, with 7–15 pairs of lateral veins, with small to prominent, long, subacute to obtuse lobes with a variable number of teeth. Petals white. Styles 2–3. Fruit medium-sized, orange-red to crimson, with few to sparse small lenticels. (Sennikov & Kurtto 2017; Rushforth 2018).

Hedlundia commemorates Swedish botanist Johan Teodor Hedlund (1861–1953), a noted expert in Sorbus (Sennikov & Kurtto 2017).