open main page here



MOUNTAIN ASH

Sorbus spp.

Sorbus spp. of the family Rosaceae. These species are not related to "true" ash (genus Fraxinus of the family Oleaceae) as can easily be seen by comparing the end grain update shots of the two genera.

Species include the following (and possibly others I'm not aware of):
Sorbus alnifolia --- alder-leaved mountain ash
Sorbus americana --- elder-leaved mountain ash, European mountain ash, Western mountain ash
Sorbus aria --- European mountain ash, European white mountain ash, whitebeam mountain ash
Sorbus aucuparia --- mountain ash, American mountain ash, European mountain ash
Sorbus austriaca --- Austrian mountain ash
Sorbus decora --- mountain ash, showy mountain ash
Sorbus devoniensis --- British mountain ash
Sorbus domestica --- European mountain ash
Sorbus folgnerii --- Chinese mountain ash
Sorbus harrowiana --- Yunnan mountain ash
Sorbus hupehensis --- Hupen mountain ash
Sorbus insignis --- Yunnan mountain ash
Sorbus intermedia --- Swedish mountain ash
Sorbus mougeottii --- Mougeot mountain ash
Sorbus orientalis --- Oriental mountain ash
Sorbus sambucifolia --- mountain ash
Sorbus sargentiana --- Sargent's mountain ash
Sorbus scopulina --- Green mountain ash, large-fruited mountain ash, Western mountain ash
Sorbus serotina --- plum-leaf mountain ash
Sorbus setschuanensis --- Szechuan mountain ash
Sorbus sitchensis --- California mountain ash, Pacific mountain ash, Sikta mountain ash, Western mountain ash
Sorbus toringo --- Toringo mountain ash
Sorbus torminalis --- mountain ash, Oriental mountain ash
Sorbus vestita --- Himalayan mountain ash



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of American mountain ash / Sorbus americana --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of American mountain ash / Sorbus americana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of American mountain ash / Sorbus americana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of European mountain ash / Sorbus aucuparia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. In addition to Europe, this species also grows in America where it is often called American mountain ash even though it is not a true ash.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of European mountain ash / Sorbus aucuparia --- HUGE enlargements are present. In addition to Europe, this species also grows in America where it is often called American mountain ash even though it is not a true ash.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

v
both sides of a sample plank of European mountain ash / Sorbus aucuparia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of European mountain ash (aka whitebeam) / Sorbus aria --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Sikta mountain ash / Sorbus sitchensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of showy mountain ash / Sorbus decora --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of mountain ash / Sorbus decora --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



web pics:

none yet