Commemorating the town of Cydon, Crete.
For description see species.
Pseudocydonia sinensis (Thouin) C.K. Schneid., Chinese Quince, a large deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub is occasionally listed and is grown for the attractive bark and delicate pink flowers; it has formerly been placed in the genera Cydonia and Chaenomeles. Pseudocydonia is most closely related to Chaenomeles but has solitary flowers, bristle-tipped leaf teeth and filaments in a ring. Syn. Chaenomeles sinensis (Thouin) Koehne, Cydonia sinensis Thouin.
Grown for the attractive flowers and unusual fruits.
1 species long-cultivated, probably originating from W Asia.
Cuttings or seed, the cultivars grafted to seedling stock.
When cooked can be used in preserves and for flavouring.
Shrub or small tree without thorns; leaves with entire margins, felty below; stipules soon shed; flowers solitary, with petals 2-3 cm long.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.