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Is it too dumb to mention the pronunciation, "Co-TONE-ee-aster" not "Cotton Easter"? --Wetman 19:02, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I think that would be nice. What does it mean in latin? Puddytang 22:43, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

It it too practical to suggest that the shrub is not planted anywhere near drains, as it finds it easy to prenetrate and block them! === Vernon White (talk) 18:29, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Could someone mention whether the fruit of this shrub is edible?

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Hylmo?[edit]

My web interface, the junky WebTV, has many limitations those with more modern systems take for granted. One of those is the alt-keys. I can't get any letters with umlauts, and Hylmo's "o" is supposed to be with the umlaut. Nor can I cut and paste, or type in the symbols used for o with umlaut. The only thing I can do is type "%C3%B6", which in some systems comes out as an o with an umlaut.
If anyone wants to correct this please do, because I cannot. Thanks (here you are...ö and Ö. See if you can can copy them)Hamamelis (talk) 16:20, 10 March 2009 (UTC).

Done! Hassocks5489 (tickets please!) 19:36, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Removed "closely related to Pyracantha"[edit]

To explain why I changed "closely related" to just "related" for these two genera: The morphological resemblance between these plants (particularly in the fruit) might not turn out to reflect their evolution. The verdict is still forthcoming on that. Combining chloroplast DNA sequences, nuclear DNA sequences, and morphology is an ongoing research effort that still hasn't settled the relationships within the Pyrinae. More sequences will need to be investigated ... (Campbell, C.S.; Evans, R.C.; Morgan, D.R.; Dickinson, T.A.; Arsenault, M.P. (2007). Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266(1–2): 119–145.) Nadiatalent (talk) 22:08, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Phantom species?[edit]

I have been unable to find out anything about Cotoneaster chaffanjonii H.Lév., one of the species listed on this page. If anyone can find any details about it, could they add a citation?

It is not listed in IPNI, which suggests (but is not conclusive evidence) that the name was never validly published. I can't see it in Catalogue des plantes de Yun-nan, avec renvoi aux diagnoses originales, observations et descriptions d'espèces nouvelles, par H. Léveillé, or in Catalogue illustré et alphabetique des plantes du Seu Tchouen par Hector Léveillé (both in the biodiversity heritage library). It also seems to be missing from Rehder, A. (1934–1937). Notes on the ligneous plants describe by Léveillé from eastern Asia. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. xv(1934):1–27, 91–117, 267–326;xvi(1935):311–340;xvii(1936):53–82,316–340;xviii(1937):26–53, 206–257, 273–321 (also in the biodiversity heritage library). It almost looks as if this name might somehow have come about as a typographical error, perhaps based on synonymizing Diopspyros chaffanjonii under Cotoneaster horizontalis as for example at [1]. Or perhaps I'm just blind. Nadiatalent (talk) 21:50, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Are they edible?[edit]

Or are there any requirements to be followed to make them edible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.23.45.88 (talk) 17:33, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

I do not htink they are edible. With that maybe they should be taken out of the food category? If anything they are a garnish.Beefcake6412 (talk) 17:58, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

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