Chaenomeles cathayensis

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Chaenomeles cathayensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Chaenomeles
C. cathayensis
Binomial name
Chaenomeles cathayensis

Chaenomeles cathayensis is a species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is native to China,[1] Bhutan, and Burma.[2]

This is a thorny deciduous shrub or tree growing up to 6 meters tall. The leaves are pointed, often toothed, and oval to lance-shaped. They are woolly-haired on the undersides, at least when new. The pink or white bell-shaped flowers are up to 4 centimeters wide. The fruit is a fragrant yellow-red pome 6 or 7 centimeters wide.[1]

The plant is cultivated.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Chaenomeles cathayensis. Flora of China.
  2. ^ "Chaenomeles cathayensis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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