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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 crenulata
Varieties: P. c. var. crenulata – P. c. var. kansuensis – P. c. var. rogersiana

Pyracantha crenulata (D.Don) M.Roem. (1847)

Mespilus crenulata D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 238. 1825.

Cotoneaster crenulatus (D.Don) K.Koch, Dendrologie 1: 175. 1869.
Crataegus crenulata (D.Don) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 509. 1832.


Roemer, M.J. 1847: Familiarum Naturalium Regni Vegetabilis Synopses Monographicae seu Enumeratio Omnium Plantarum hucusque Detectarum Secundum Ordines Naturales, Genera et Sepcies Digestarum, Additas Diagnosibus, Synonymis, Novarumque vel Minus Cognitarum Descriptionibus Cu 3: 220.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pyracantha crenulata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Pyracantha crenulata, the Nepalese firethorn,[2][3] Nepal firethorn or Himalayan firethorn, is a species of firethorn. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant. The leaves are used to make herbal tea. The wood can be used to make walking sticks. The pome fruit is orange-red and are food for birds. It is locally named as Ghingharu(घिंगारू) in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India.

Pyracantha crenulata (Ghingharu) Berries

Pyracantha crenulata Plant near Dwarahat, Kumaon Uttarakhand

References and external links

"Pyracantha crenulata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 22 December 2010.
BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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

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