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Taxon: Mespilus germanica L.

 
Genus: Mespilus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 24182
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:478. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 84 (62 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Human food: fruit (fide F Eur; F USSR)

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine [Krym]
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily (but doubtfully indigenous))


    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/Mespilus_germanica/ 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. Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969-. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  4. Clapham, A. R. et al. 1962. Flora of the British Isles, ed. 2.
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  7. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  8. 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=Mespilus+germanica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  11. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  17. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  18. Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. German common names
  19. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  20. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Mespilus germanica L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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=24182. Accessed 15 July 2019.