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Chaenomeles japonica

Chaenomeles japonica (*)

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


Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach


* Hist. nat. vég. 2:159. 1834
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names
Eesti: Jaapani ebaküdoonia


Chaenomeles japonica is a species of Japanese Quince. It is a deciduous shrub. The fruit is called Kusa-boke (草木瓜, Kusa-boke?) in Japanese. It is best known for its colorful spring flowers of red, white, pink or multi. It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow color containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible but not as well known for its jelly and pie making as its cousin Cydonia. C. japonica is also popularly grown in bonsai.

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