Pyracantha koidzumii

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Pyracantha koidzumii
Pyracantha koidzumii Santa Cruz flowers.jpg
'Santa Cruz' cultivar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyracantha
P. koidzumii
Binomial name
Pyracantha koidzumii
  • Cotoneaster formosanus
  • Cotoneaster koidzumii
  • Cotoneaster taitoensis
  • Pyracantha formosana
  • Pyracantha koidzumii taitoensis

Pyracantha koidzumii commonly known as Formosa firethorn[3] or Taiwan firethorn, is a species of plant in the family Rosaceae. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description and distribution[edit]

The species is 4 metres (13 ft) tall and is native to Taiwan. However, it has been introduced to such US states as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.[3]


  1. ^ Pan, F.J. (1998). "Pyracantha koidzumii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T35149A9914939. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T35149A9914939.en.
  2. ^ "Pyracantha koidzumii (Hayata) Rehder, 1920". TaiBNET. Taiwan: Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia_Sinica. (zh)
  3. ^ a b "Pyracantha koidzumii". Henderson State University. Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.