Cydonia oblonga Mill.

Common name

English: Quince

German: Echte Quitte

Mandarin: 榅桲 (wen po)

Portuguese: Marmeleiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Rosales (89)

        Family: Rosaceae (55) (family description)

          Genus: Cydonia (1)

           Epithet: oblonga Mill. (1)

Synonyms: Cydonia vulgaris Pers., Pyrus cydonia L.

cydonia => from Kydonia, now Chania, Crete, Greece

oblonga => oblong, longer than wide, elliptic with blunt ends

vulgaris => common, everyday


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Cydonia oblonga at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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