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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: Pyracantha
Species: Pyracantha atalantioides

Pyracantha atalantioides (Hance) Stapf (1926)

Sportella atalantioides Hance, J. Bot. 15: 207. 1877.

Mespilus loureiroi Kostel., Allg. Med.-Pharm. Fl. 4: 1479. 1835.
Pyracantha discolor Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 1: 261. 1920.
Pyracantha gibbsii A.B.Jacks., Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 60: 309. 1916.
Pyracantha loureiroi (Kostel.) Merr., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 24(2): 178. 1935.


Stapf, O. 1926: Botanical Magazine 151 : t. 9099.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pyracantha atalantioides in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Pyracantha atalantioides (common names: Gigg's firethorn[2] and Sichuan firethorn)[3] is a species of Firethorn shrub.


Fully grown, the plant is 6 metres (20 ft) tall with its petioles being circa 2.5 millimetres (0.098 in).[4] Its flowers are white and they bloom from March to June. Its small berry-shaped pome fruits are red.[5] Its branches have long spines. It is grown in gardens and parks as an ornamental plant. They are also grown as hedges. It is sometimes used in bonsai.

The species originated from southern China but it has been introduced to North America and has been naturalised, especially in California.[3]

"Pyracantha atalantioides". Kew Plant List. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
"Pyracantha atalantioides". Calflora. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
"Pyracantha atalantioides (Hance) Stapf". 151. Botanical Magazine. 1926: 9099.

"Pyracantha atalantioides". Oak Piece Nursery. Retrieved April 9, 2013.

Further reading
Pam Lewis (2007). Sticky Wicket: Gardening in Tune with Nature. London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-2759-0.

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