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The Maura Scannell's Whitebeam (Sorbus scannelliana) is a recently confirmed new species of tree.

This new species first confirmed as distinct in September 2008.

Five trees are known in the Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland, where it probably originated from the Rock Whitebeam crossing with Rowan.

It is named after one the great Irish botanist Maura Scannell, formerly of the National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, whose knowledge of Irish botany is unrivalled.