Hedlundia teodori (Liljef.) Sennikov & Kurtto

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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Hedlundia teodori' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hedlundia/hedlundia-teodori/). Accessed 2024-06-22.

Synonyms

  • Pyrus teodori (Liljef.) M.F.Fay & Christenh.
  • Sorbus teodori Liljef.
  • Sorbus teodori f. cinerae Liljef.
  • Sorbus teodori f. elegans Liljef.

Glossary

acute
Sharply pointed.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
apomict
Taxon that reproduces only or regularly by apomixis.
authority
The author(s) of a plant name. The names of these authors are stated directly after the plant name often abbreviated. For example Quercus L. (L. = Carl Linnaeus); Rhus wallichii Hook. f. (Hook. f. = Joseph Hooker filius i.e. son of William Hooker). Standard reference for the abbreviations: Brummitt & Powell (1992).
cuneate
Wedge-shaped.
leaflet
Leaf-like segment of a compound leaf.

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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

Recommended citation
'Hedlundia teodori' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hedlundia/hedlundia-teodori/). Accessed 2024-06-22.

Editorial Note

The text below is that of Bean (Bean 1981) who discussed this taxon under the name Sorbus teodori below his article on S. meinichii (now Hedlundia meinichii). We have created this hybrid article – Bean’s text 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.

Similar to S. meinichii is S. teodori Liljefors, described in 1953 and named in honour of Teodor Hedlund, the authority on Sorbus. It has mostly four pairs of free leaflets with broader bases, acute at the apex, a terminal ‘leaflet’ narrowly cuneate at the base, and sweet fruits narrowed towards the apex. It is a triploid apomict with two sets of chromosomes from S. aucuparia, one from the Aria group, and is confined to Faro Island, Götland, Sweden. It is in cultivation in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden.