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Taxon: Sorbus aucuparia L.

Genus: Sorbus subgenus: Sorbus section: Sorbus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 310534
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:477. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 40 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Amur mountain-ash   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 [as S. pohuashanensis]) – English   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. pohuashanensis]
  • European mountain-ash   (Source: Hortus 3 [as S. aucuparia]) – English   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • mountain-ash   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • quick beam   (Source: Mansf Ency [as S. aucuparia]) – English   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • quickbeam   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • rowan   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • rowan   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • rowan-berry   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • hua qui shu   (Source: F ChinaEng [as S. pohuashanensis]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. pohuashanensis]
  • røn   (Source: Mansf Ency [as S. aucuparia]) – Danish   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • sorbier des oiseleurs   (Source: Dict Rehm [as S. aucuparia]) – French   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • Eberesche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • gemeine Eberesche   (Source: Mansf Ency [as S. aucuparia]) – German   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • gewöhnliche Eberesche   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • gewöhnliche Vogelbeere   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • Pohuasha-Eberesche   (Source: Zander Ency [as S. pohuashanensis]) – German   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. pohuashanensis]
  • süße Eberesche   (Source: Zander Ency [as S. aucuparia subsp. moravica (Zenderl.) Á. Löve]) – German   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • Vogelbeerbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Vogelkirsche   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • sorbo selvatico   (Source: Mansf Ency [as S. aucuparia]) – Italian   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • sorveira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • rjabina obyknovennaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • serbal de cazadores   (Source: Dict Rehm [as S. aucuparia]) – Spanish   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • rönn   (Source: Mansf Ency [as S. aucuparia]) – Swedish   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]
  • rönn   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • sötrönn   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Mongolia: Mongolia [n.e.]
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Primorye
    China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi
    Eastern Asia: Korea
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part, Komi, Perm; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    New Zealand: New Zealand
    United States

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Sorbus aucuparia L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Sorbus aucuparia cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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