Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach
  • Histoire naturelle des v‚g‚taux
  • Japanese flowering quince

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

Shrubs to 1 m tall, with slender thorns. Branches spreading; branchlets purple when young, blackish brown when old, terete, scabrous and tomentose when young, verruculose, and glabrous when old; buds purple, triangular-ovate, glabrous, apex acute. Stipules reniform, ca. 1 cm, herbaceous, glabrous, margin serrate, apex obtuse; petiole ca. 5 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate or spatulate to broadly ovate, 3–5 × 2–3 cm, glabrous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin crenate, apex obtuse or acute. Pedicel short or nearly absent, glabrous. Flowers 3–5-fascicled, 2.5–4 cm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially glabrous. Sepals ovate, rarely suborbicular, 4–5 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially and margin brown pubescent. Petals dark red, obovate or suborbicular. Stamens 40–60, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Styles ca. as long as stamens, connate at base, glabrous. Pome yellow, subglobose, 3–4 cm in diam.; sepals caducous; fruiting pedicel short or nearly absent. Fl. Mar–Jun, fr. Aug–Oct.

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    Shrubs, 0.2–10 dm. Branches purple, scabrous (and tomentose when young, becoming blackish brown, verrucose, glabrous with age). Leaves: stipules of vegetative branches reniform, to 1 cm, margins crenate-serrate, apex usually obtuse; petiole 4–6 mm; blade obovate, spatulate, or broadly ovate, 3–5 × 2–3 cm, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margins crenate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, abaxial surface glabrous. Flowers 25–40 mm diam.; sepals ovate, rarely suborbiculate, 4–5 mm; petals dark red, obovate or suborbiculate, 15–25 mm; stamens 40–60, 1/2 length of petals. Pomes yellow, subglobose, 23–40 mm diam.

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    Other Local Names

    Japanese flowering quince

     Information From

    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • C Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).