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Taxon: Pseudocydonia sinensis (Thouin) C. K. Schneid.

Genus: Pseudocydonia
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 318589
Place of publication: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3:181. 1906
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 08-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jul-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • Chinese-quince   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • mu gua   (Source: F ChinaEng [as Chaenomeles sinensis]) – Transcribed Chinese
  • mogwanamu   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:89. [as Chaenomeles sinensis]) – Transcribed Korean
  • marmeleiro-da-China   (Source: Portuguese Dict ) – Portuguese

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide F ChinaEng, as Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin) Koehne)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang

  • also cultivated


  • Campbell, C. S. et al. 2007. Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history. Pl. Syst. Evol. 266:119–145. [this study found the monospecific Pseudocydonia closely related to Cydonia based on nuclear and morphological data].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [= Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin) Koehne].
  • Edições Melhoramentes. 1979. The new Michaelis illustrated dictionary (Novo Michaelis dicionário ilustrado), ed. 22/24.
  • Forest Experimental Station, Korea. 1966. Illustrated woody plants of Korea. [= Chaenomeles sinensis C. K. Schneid.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= Cydonia sinensis Thouin].
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:89. [= Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin) Koehne].
  • Robertson, K. R. et al. 1991. A synopsis of genera in Maloideae (Rosaceae). Syst. Bot. 16:388.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin) Koehne].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


Check other web resources for Pseudocydonia sinensis (Thouin) C. K. Schneid.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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