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Osteomeles schweriniae

Osteomeles schweriniae, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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: Osteomeles schweriniae

Osteomeles schweriniae C.K.Schneid.

Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde ... Jena 1:763. 1906 "Schwerinae"
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Osteomeles schweriniae in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Osteomeles schwerinae is a species of plant native to China.[1] Its flowers are white and resemble those of hawthorn species. It produces small, white, round berries that are 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 in bonsai. O. schwerinae can be found in mainland China and Taiwan.[1]

Gu Cuizhi (Ku Tsue-chih) and Stephen A. Spongberg (2003), "Osteomeles schwerinae C. K. Schneider, Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1: 763. 1906", Flora of China online

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