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19. CYDONIA Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. [426]. 1754.

榅桲属 wen po shu

Gu Cuizhi (Ku Tsue-chih); Stephen A. Spongberg

Shrubs or small trees, deciduous. Branches unarmed; buds small, pubescent, with few scales. Leaves simple, petiolate, stipulate, venation camptodromous, margin entire. Flowers solitary at apices of leafy branchlets. Sepals 5, margin entire, reflexed. Petals 5, white or pinkish, obovate. Stamens 20. Ovary inferior, 5-loculed, with numerous ovules per locule; styles 5, free, pubescent basally. Fruit a many seeded pome, with persistent, recurved sepals.

One species: C Asia; cultivated in China.

Lower Taxon


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