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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
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Jul-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 155 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘QUINCE’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • quince   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • wen po   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • cognassier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • coing   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Quitte   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Quittenbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • marmelo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • ajva   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • membrillero   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • membrillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • kvitten   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Iran [n.]
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Turkmenistan [Kopet Dagh]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • 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).
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Badenes, M. L. et al. 2013. Chapter 5. Breeding loquat. Pl. Breed. Rev. 37:269. [mentions as "being evaluated as rootsock for loquat"; it also causes dwarfism, a trait of use for more intensive cultivation].
  • Bassil, N. V. et al. 2011. Quince (Cydonia oblonga) genetic relationships determined using microsatellite markers. Acta Hort. 909:75–83.
  • Bell, R. L. & J. M. Leitão. 2011. Chapter 1. Cydonia. Pp. 1–16 in: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits. [this review emphasizes the uses of this species in crosses with Malus pumila, or Pyrus pyrifolia for the production of hybrids].
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hummel, K. E. & J. Janick. 2009. Rosaceae: Taxonomy, economic importance, genomics. In: Folta, K. M. et al., eds., Genetics and genomics of Rosaceae 1:1–17.
  • Hummer, K. E. et al. 2012. Chapter 4. Emerging fruit crops. In: Badenes, M. L. & D. H. Byrne, eds., Handbook of plant breeding. Fruit breeding 4:103–107.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States.
  • Polunin, O. & A. Stainton. 1984. Flowers of the Himalaya.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Seemüller, E. et al. 2009. Pear decline resistance in progenies of Pyrus taxa used as rootstocks. Eur. J. Pl. Pathol. 123:217–223.
  • Stewart, R. 1972. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [cultivated].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [cultivated].
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