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(japonica; family Rosaceae)

A genus of 3 species of small trees, close to quince (Cydonia) and to apple (Malus) but with many seeds per fruit cell, flowers (commonly scarlet) in clusters, thorns on twigs, and globose, yellow, downy fruits. There is 1 species in cultivation, C. speciosa, from China.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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