3336.000 Cydonia Mill.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Deciduous large shrubs or small trees, without thorns. Leaves simple, entire petiolate; stipules linear. Inflorescence terminal and axillary. Flowers large, solitary on short shoots. Sepals 5, reflexed, glandular-serrate, persistent. Petals 5, larger than sepals, white or pink. Ovary inferior. Fruit large, ovate with the leathery wall.

Worldwide: A single species native to Caucasia, widely cultivated for its fruit (Quince).

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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oblonga Mill.

Other sources of information about Cydonia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cydonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cydonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cydonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cydonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cydonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cydonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2149, retrieved 31 May 2020

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