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Taxon: Cydonia oblonga Mill.

 
Genus: Cydonia
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 12779
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cydonia no. 1. 1768
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/394840
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 289 (143 active, 66 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Food Feed Crops US; Cornucopia)
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.)
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan (Kopet Dagh)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/related/Cydonia_oblonga/ target='_blank'
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Badenes, M. L. et al. 2013. Chapter 5. Breeding loquat. Pl. Breed. Rev. 37:269. Note: mentions as "being evaluated as rootsock for loquat"; it also causes dwarfism, a trait of use for more intensive cultivation
  4. Bassil, N. V. et al. 2011. Quince (Cydonia oblonga) genetic relationships determined using microsatellite markers. Acta Hort. 909:75-83.
  5. Bell, R. L. & J. M. Leitão. 2011. Chapter 1. Cydonia. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits 1-16. Note: this review emphasizes the uses of this species in crosses with Malus pumila, or Pyrus pyrifolia for the production of hybrids
  6. Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969-. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  7. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  8. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press.
  9. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  10. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  11. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  12. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cydonia+oblonga&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  14. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  15. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  16. Hummer, K. E. et al. 2012. Chapter 4. Emerging fruit crops. Handbook of plant breeding. Fruit breeding 4:103-107.
  17. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  19. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  21. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  22. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  23. Polunin, O. & A. Stainton. 1984. Flowers of the Himalaya
  24. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  25. Postman, J. D. 2012. Quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) center of orogin provides sources of disease resistance. Acta Hort. 948:229-234.
  26. Quartieri, M. et al. 2011. Evaluation of pear rootstock selections. Acta Hort. 909:153-159. Note: mentions grafting incompatibilities between Pyrus communis and clonal quince
  27. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  28. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  29. Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. German common names
  30. Stewart, R. 1972. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir
  31. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  32. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: cultivated
  33. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: cultivated

Check other web resources for Cydonia oblonga Mill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12779. Accessed 20 September 2019.