Taxon: Photinia serratifolia (Desf.) Kalkman

Genus: Photinia
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 104502
Place of publication: Blumea 21:424. 1973
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Apr-1999
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Japanese photinia  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • kahle Glanzmispel  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • shi nan  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for loquat ()

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Philippines

  • Cultivated


  • Badenes, M. et al. 2009. Chapter 25. Loquat (Eriobotrya Lindl.) (Genet Genom Rosaceae) 525-538.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Photinia serratifolia (Desf.) Kalkman :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Photinia serratifolia cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.