Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
Manaaki Whenua Online Interactive Key
Has been confused with C. franchetii, however the flowers of that species have erect petals and the fruits mostly have 3 (up to 5) pyrenes (‘seeds’), whereas C. pannosus has flowers with spreading petals and almost always has 2 pyrenes per fruit.
cotoneaster: From cotoneus an old Latin name for the quince, and possibly aster, corruption of adinstar ‘resembling’, i.e. quince-like
References and further reading
Ogle, CC; Sykes, WR (2003): Cotoneaster pannosus as an adventive plant in New Zealand. New Zealand Botanical Soc. Newsletter 73:9-11.