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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Maleae
Subtribus: Malinae
Genus: Osteomeles
Species: O. anthyllidifolia – O. schweriniae - O. subrotunda


Osteomeles Lindl.

× Pyracomeles

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Osteomeles in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Osteomeles is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family, Rosaceae. They are shrubs native to eastern Asia, with compound leaves, opposite leaf arrangement, and small pome fruit.[2] The fruits of all species in this genus are edible.

The genus has sometimes been considered to include South American species of Hesperomeles which, like Osteomeles, have only one ovule per locule and hard pyrenes. But Hesperomeles notably have simple leaves, and recent molecular phylogenetics suggest that the two genera are only distantly related.[3]
Selected species

Osteomeles anthyllidifolia (Sm.) Lindl.
Osteomeles schwerinae C.K.Schneid. (China)
Osteomeles subrotunda K.Koch (China and Ryukyu islands)


Media related to Osteomeles at Wikimedia Commons

"Osteomeles Lindl". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-30. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
Gu Cuizhi (Ku Tsue-chih) and Stephen A. Spongberg (2003), "Osteomeles Lindley, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 13: 96, 98. 1821", Flora of China online, 9
Li, Q.-Y.; Guo, W.; Liao, W.-B.; Macklin, J.A.; Li, J.-H. (2012), "Generic limits of Pyrinae: Insights from nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences", Botanical Studies, 53: 151–164

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