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Sorbus aucuparia
(mountain ash)

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Sorbus aucuparia (mountain ash)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sorbus aucuparia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • mountain ash
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Rowan Tree in late spring habit with leaves and flowers.  La Thuille AO, Italy. 1994.
TitleLeaves and flowers
CaptionRowan Tree in late spring habit with leaves and flowers. La Thuille AO, Italy. 1994.
CopyrightJ. Read/Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Rowan Tree in late spring habit with leaves and flowers.  La Thuille AO, Italy. 1994.
Leaves and flowersRowan Tree in late spring habit with leaves and flowers. La Thuille AO, Italy. 1994.J. Read/Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Rowan Tree in winter habit with mature fruits.  Cansiglio, Valorch BL, Italy. 1997.
TitleBerries
CaptionRowan Tree in winter habit with mature fruits. Cansiglio, Valorch BL, Italy. 1997.
CopyrightJ. Read/Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Rowan Tree in winter habit with mature fruits.  Cansiglio, Valorch BL, Italy. 1997.
BerriesRowan Tree in winter habit with mature fruits. Cansiglio, Valorch BL, Italy. 1997.J. Read/Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sorbus aucuparia L.

Preferred Common Name

  • mountain ash

Other Scientific Names

  • Pyrus aucuparia (L.) Gaertn.
  • Pyrus lanuginosa (Kit.) DC.
  • Sorbus lanuginosa Kit.

International Common Names

  • English: ashberry; common mountain ash; European mountain ash; gaelic caorunn; quickbeam; quicken tree; rantry; rowan; rowan tree; witchwood
  • Spanish: serbal de cazadores; serval de los cazadores; serval silvestre
  • French: sorbier des oiseaux; sorbier des oiseleurs
  • Portuguese: cornogodinlio; sorveira; tramazeira; tramazeira

Local Common Names

  • Czechoslovakia (former): jerab sladkoplody
  • Finland: pihlaya; rönn
  • Germany: Eberesche; Gemeine Eberesche; Vogelbeerbaum; Vogelbeere; vogelkirsche; Wilde Vogelbeere
  • Italy: sorbo degli uccellatori; sorbo degli uccelli; sorbo selvatico
  • Netherlands: wilde Lijsterbes
  • Sweden: vanlig roenn
  • Ukraine: riabina

EPPO code

  • SOUAU (Sorbus aucuparia)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rosales
  •                         Family: Rosaceae
  •                             Genus: Sorbus
  •                                 Species: Sorbus aucuparia

List of Pests

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Major host of:

European mountain ash ringspot-associated virus; Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth); Megastigmus brevicaudis (mountain ash seed chalcide); Senecio vulgaris

Minor host of:

Aporia crataegi (black-veined white); Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (apricot butteratura); Apple stem grooving virus; Armillaria mellea (armillaria root rot); Armillaria ostoyae (armillaria root rot); Caliroa cerasi (pear and cherry slugworm); Fomitopsis pinicola (brown crumbly rot); Heterobasidion annosum; Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato (Heterobasidion root rot); Leucoptera malifoliella (pear leaf blister moth); Lymantria monacha (nun moth); Neonectria ditissima (Nectria canker (apple, pear)); Operophtera brumata (winter moth); Orgyia antiqua (European tussock moth); Pandemis cerasana (common twist moth); Phytophthora megasperma (root rot); Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot); Rosellinia necatrix (dematophora root rot); Saturnia pavonia (small emperor moth)

Wild host of:

Amphitetranychus viennensis (hawthorn (spider) mite); Carposina sasakii (peach fruit moth); Eutypa lata (Eutypa dieback); Hoplocampa; Iphiclides podalirius; Phyllonorycter crataegella (apple blotch leafminer); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Xyleborus dispar (pear blight beetle)

Host of (source - data mining):

Argyresthia conjugella (apple fruit moth); Hymenochaete tabacina; Lyonetia clerkella (apple, leaf miner); Pristiphora geniculata (mountain-ash sawfly); Strophosomus melanogrammus; Yponomeuta padellus (cherry ermine moth)

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Genetic importance

  • Gene source

Human food and beverage

  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Woodware

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