Amelanchier ovalis Medik .


Genus: Amelanchier

Sinònims: Amelanchier ovalis Medik. subsp. comafredensis (O. Bolòs et Vigo) L. Llorens & J. Tebar

Catalan common name: Arbre de roca. Bec de gall. Bellumera. Borrinyoles. Cireretes de pastor. Corner. Mallenguera. Pomerola.

Spanish common name: Amelanchero. Bellomera. Carrasquilla. Cornera. Cornijillo. Criñolera. Curroné. Durillo agrio. Escallonera. Grijolera. Guillomo. Hierba del riñón. Malanguera. Sena. Villomo.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean (Iberic)

Uses and properties: Edible or foodstuffs.

IUCN Category: ENEndangered

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Nanophanerophyte.

Habitats: Rock crevices and cliff faces. Rock creviceses of Serra Tramuntana.

Characteristics: Either in the form of a bush or a small deciduous tree, with leaves finely serrated at the superior margin. Inflorescences with 2-10 flowers, white in colour, with elongated petals. The height of the plant and the lack of spines differentiate it from Prunus spinosa.

Observations: In the Balearics, this plant is only found in Mallorca, well localised to the cliff faces of the Serra de Tramuntana were they are well out of reach of herbivores.