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L Cydonia oblonga Mill. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Cydonia (family Rosaceae).

The record derives from RJP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 528) with original publication details: The gardeners dictionary: eighth edition The gardeners dictionary: eighth edition; 1768 Cydonia no.1 1768.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Cydonia communis Loisel. Synonym L RJP
Cydonia cydonia (L.) Pers. Synonym L RJP
Cydonia europaea Savi Synonym L RJP
Cydonia maliformis Beck Synonym L RJP
Cydonia sumboshia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don Synonym L RJP
Cydonia vulgaris Pers. Synonym L RJP
Cydonia vulgaris var. oblonga (Mill.) DC. Synonym L RJP
Pyrus cydonia L. Synonym L RJP
Pyrus oblonga (Mill.) Steud. Unresolved L RJP
Pyrus-Cydonia cydonia Weston Synonym L RJP
Sorbus cydonia Crantz Synonym L RJP

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Cydonia oblonga f. lusitanica (Mill.) Rehder Accepted L RJP 4
Cydonia oblonga var. maliformis (Mill.) Rehder Accepted L RJP 6
Cydonia oblonga f. marmorata (Dippel) C.K.Schneid. Accepted L RJP 1
Cydonia oblonga f. pyramidalis (Dippel) Rehder Accepted L RJP 2
Cydonia oblonga f. pyriformis (Dierb.) Rehder Accepted L RJP 7

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Earlier versions

This name record (from RJP) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Cydonia oblonga in version 1 of The Plant List.