Mespilus germanica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaeMespilusMespilus germanica

Ecology

A long-lived shrub or small tree occasionally found in hedges or woods, and as a relic of cultivation. In Britain, regeneration from seed appears to be very rare, but vegetative spread by suckering has been recorded. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

Native of S.W. Asia and perhaps S.E. Europe; widely naturalised in C. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 861

Height (cm): 900

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 98

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003436