Photinia serratifolia

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Photinia serratifolia
Photinia serratifolia CReal.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Photinia
Species: P. serratifolia
Binomial name
Photinia serratifolia
(Desf.) Kalkman
Synonyms[1]

Photinia serratifolia (syn. Photinia serrulata), commonly called Chinese photinia is a flowering shrub or tree in the Rosaceae family of flowering plants, found in mixed forests of China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. It grows typically 4–6 m (13–20 ft), sometimes up to 12 m (39 ft), tall.[2] Its leaves are toxic due to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides.[3]

Photinia serratifolia


References[edit]

  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
  2. ^ Lu, Lingdi; Spongberg, Stephen A., Flora of China entry for Photinia serratifolia (Vol. 9 Page 125), Missouri Botanical Garden & Harvard University Herbaria, retrieved 2009 
  3. ^ K. A. Jacobs, F. S. Santamour, Jr., G. R. Johnson, M. A. Dirrs (September 1996). "Differential Resistance to Entomosporium Leafspot Disease and Hydrogen Cyanide Potential in Photinia" (PDF). J. Environ. Hort. 14 (3): 154–157.