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Starr 021126-0030 Pyracantha angustifolia

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: Pyracantha
Species: Pyracantha angustifolia

Pyracantha angustifolia (Franch.) C.K.Schneid. (1906)

Cotoneaster angustifolius Franch., Pl. Delavay. 221. 1896.


Schneider, C.K. 1906: Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde 1: 761.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pyracantha angustifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Pyracantha angustifolia is a species of shrub in the rose family known by the common names narrowleaf firethorn,[1] slender firethorn and woolly firethorn. The flowers are white and produce small round pomes and can be orange to red in color. These fruits are astringent and bitter, making them inedible for humans, but they are a food source for birds. The leaves, fruit and seeds contain hydrogen cyanide, the source of the bitter taste.[2] The stems and branches have sharp spines. This shrub is cultivated and grown in yards and gardens as an ornamental plant. It can be used to make hedges for home security. This species is native to China but has been introduced to North America and Australia. It is an invasive species in Hawaii and in other areas.[3]

USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Pyracantha angustifolia". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
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