Chaenomeles japonica

Family Rosaceae
Scientific name Chaenomeles japonica (Thunberg) Lindley ex Spach
Synonyms Chaenomeles maulei (Masters) C. K. Schneider; Cydonia japonica (Thunberg) Persoon; Cydonia lagenaria Loisel.; Pyrus japonica Thunberg; Pyrus maulei Masters
Common name (Japanese common name) kusa boke [herbal boke (boke = Chaenomeles speciosa)], Shidomi
(English common name) Japanese quince, Japanese flowering quince, dwarf quince, lesser flowering quince, Maule's quince
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) none
Chromosomal number 2n=34
Description Plants 1-3m. Leaves 5-15cm. Flowers red 2.5cm, flowering in March to May. Deciduous. Shrub.
Reference Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach
Chaenomeles japonica (Thunberg) Lindley ex Spach
Antibiotic preparation and use of the same in plants (US Patent 5604208/1997)
Crude drug compositions for treating or preventing arthritic diseases and the preparation process (US Patent 7074435/2006)
Method for detecting proteins under mutual interaction (US Patent 7122382/2006)
Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors and uses thereof (US Patent 7265267/2007)
Method for modifying plant morphology, biochemistry and physiology (US Patent 7259296/2007)
Sugar beet genes involved in stress tolerance (US Patent 7227053/2007)
Elicited plant products (US Patent 20020132021)
Note Native to Japan.

March 2007
at Ushiku Forest Park
March 2007
at Ushiku Forest Park
March 2007
at Ushiku Forest Park