Cydonia oblonga Mill.
Cydonia oblongais a small tree, 1.5-8 m high, or a shrub. The flowers are single, large (up to 65 mm in diameter). The calyx is composed of 5 leaflets, glandular serrated, remaining with the fruit. Petals also 5, 15-17 mm long, white or pink, with darker pink veins, obovate. Flowering April-May1.
Cultivated in yards and gardens throughout the country, in mountainous areas up to 1400 m altitude, in places it has become wild2.
Native to Central and Northeast Asia3.
1 Китанов, Б. 1986. Културните растения в България, издателство "Наука и изкуство", София.
2 Вълев, Ст. 1973. Във: Флора на Народна Република България, том V, София.
3 Вълев, Ст. 1973. Пос. източник.
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