Cydonia Mill.
  • Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4) 1: Cydonia. 1754. (28 Jan 1754)
  • Quince [Greek Kydonia, alluding to nativity in Kydon, ancient city-state in Crete]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Cydonia Mill. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000010308. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

4. Cydonia Mill.

Por F.R.Barrie.

Arbustoso árboles pequeños, inermes, deciduos; yemas de las ramitas y hojas pelosas.Hojas simples, enteras; estípulas persistentes, prominentes. Inflorescencias deflores terminales, solitarias; bractéolas ausentes; sépalos 5, enteros,reflexos; pétalos 5, obovados, blancos o rosados; estambres 20; estilos 5,libres, pelosos basalmente; ovario ínfero; carpelos 5, connatos, los óvulos 4 omás. Frutos en pomos; semillas 4 o más por carpelo. 1 sp. Nativa del este deAsia. Ampliamente cultivada en todo el mundo.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Mesoamericana
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    • 1
    • ]. 

    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.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    Trees, ?crowns rounded?, (30–)80 dm. Stems 1, sometimes several, erect or spreading; bark: older trunks gray, ?fissures dividing bark into rectangular plates?; short shoots absent; unarmed; young branches tomentose, glabrescent; ?buds ovoid, apex obtuse or acuminate, tomentose?. Leaves deciduous, cauline, simple; stipules caducous, free, ovate, margins glandular-serrate; petiole present; blade broadly ovate to oblong, 5–10 cm, firm or leathery, margins flat, entire, venation pinnate, abaxial surface densely villous, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences terminal ?on leafy branches?, flowers solitary, densely hairy (tomentose) within, otherwise glabrous; bracts present ?similar to stipules?; bracteoles absent. Pedicels present. Flowers developing with leaves, perianth and androecium epigynous, 40–50 mm diam.; hypanthium campanulate, ± constricted, 4–6 mm diam., inner rims hairy; sepals 5, reflexed, ovate or broadly lanceolate; petals 5, white or light pink, suborbiculate, ovate, or obovate, ?base short-clawed, apex rounded?; stamens 20, equal to or slightly longer than petals; carpels 5, connate, adnate to hypanthium, ?ovaries 5-locular?, tomentose, styles ?5?, terminal, distinct, ?± equal to or 3/4 length of stamens, protruding through pit in top of hypanthium?; ovules many. Fruits pomes, ?sessile or pedicellate?, yellow, pyriform or subglobose, 30–50 mm, tomentose (sometimes tomentum ± rubbed off, with abundant, grouped stone or grit cells); ?fleshy?; hypanthium persistent; sepals persistent, reflexed; carpels cartilaginous; styles ± persistent. Seeds many.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Quince [Greek Kydonia, alluding to nativity in Kydon, ancient city-state in Crete]

     Information From

    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Mesoamericana
    http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/fm/
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    Rosaceae
    CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).