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Service Tree

Sorbus domestica  L.  (Fam: ROSACEAE.)

Published date of profile: Dec-09.
Citation: Mifsud S., (Dec-09) Sorbus domestica on MaltaWildPlants.com

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Nomenclature

Species name :

Sorbus domestica  L.

Principal synonym :

Pyrus domestica

Plant Family :

Rosaceae  L.
(Rose Family)

General name(s) :

Service Tree

Maltese name(s) :

Żorba

Status for Malta :

Cultivated for agricultural or horticultural purposes but can be found in the wild as an escape

Frequency in the wild :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very Rare     Extinct ?

Growth form :

Macro-Phanerophyte (High trees)

Legal Protection :

Protected by law (schedule I of legal notice LN200/2011) and cannot be pruned or harmed

Red List 1989 :

Not listed in the Flora section of the National Red Data Book (Lanfranco, 1989)

Flowering Time :

Apr-May

Remarks :

This species was recorded from Malta and reported in old literature but has not been seen anymore in the wild for the last couple of decades. If you think that you have seen this species in the wild from Malta, please email here and provide all details possible and ideally images.


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