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Osteomeles schweriniae

Osteomeles schweriniae, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Rosales
Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Maloideae
Genus: Osteomeles
Species: Osteomeles schweriniae

Name

Osteomeles schweriniae C.K.Schneid.

References

* Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde ... Jena 1:763. 1906 "Schwerinae"
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

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Osteomeles schweriniae is a species of plant native to China. Its flowers are white and resemble those of hawthorn species. It produces small, white, round berries that are actually pomes. The fruits are edible and can be eaten raw or used to make jellies and jams. The fruits have a sweet flavor. It is grown in gardens as an ornamental plant. It is also used to in bonsai. O. schweriniae can be found in Yunnan and Western Sichuan.

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