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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Sorbaria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Rosaceae

Nine species, native to eastern Asia; four species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Sorbaria arborea

Native to western China.


Sorbaria kirilowii

Native to China, Korea and Japan.


Sorbaria sorbifolia (False spiraea)

Native to northern Asia. See Wikipedia page on this species.


Sorbaria tomentosa

Native from Afghanistan to Nepal.