Amelanchier pallida Greene
  • Flora franciscana
  • Pale serviceberry or shadbush

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Amelanchier pallida Greene. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 04 Jun 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, 0.5–6 m. Stems 1–50, often densely colonial, much branched. Leaves fully unfolded; petiole (1–)4.5–8.5(–18) mm; blade suborbiculate to oval or obovate, (15–)20–29(–44) × (10–)14–20(–28) mm, base rounded to subcordate, sometimes cuneate, each margin with 0(–2) teeth on proximal 1/2 and (0–)2–5(–9) teeth in distalmost cm, largest teeth less than 1 mm, apex rounded, truncate, or emarginate to acute and mucronate, abaxial surface moderately (sparsely) hairy by flowering, sparsely to moderately hairy later, adaxial sparsely hairy later. Inflorescences (6 or)7–11(–17)-flowered, (15–)21–29(–38) mm. Pedicels: (0 or)1 or 2(or 3) subtended by a leaf, proximalmost (8–)12–18(–25) mm. Flowers: sepals usually erect to recurved after flowering, (1.3–)1.6–3(–4.5) mm; petals elliptic to broadly oval, (4–)5.2–8(–9.5) × (2.2–)3.2–4.6(–6.6) mm; stamens (12–)17–21(–23); styles (2 or)3 or 4(or 5), (1.4–)2.1–2.7(–3.3) mm; ovary apex moderately to densely (sparsely) hairy. Pomes often brownish, 6–10 mm diam. 2n = 2x, 4x.

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    Other Local Names

    Pale serviceberry or shadbush

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).