3333.010 Pyracantha M. Roem.

Description of the genus

Thorny shrubs. Stipules caducous. Leaves simple, entire, serrate or crenate. Flowers in corymbs. Petals 5, white. Stamens numerous. Carpels 5; ovules 2. Styles 5. Fruit red, orange or yellow, with 5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 9 species in SE Europe and Asia

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Pyracantha angustifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia (Planch.) Schneid.NDescription, Image
cf. crenulata (Roxb.) M. Roem.Image

Other sources of information about Pyracantha:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Pyracantha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pyracantha
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pyracantha

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pyracantha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pyracantha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pyracantha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pyracantha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pyracantha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pyracantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Pyracantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pyracantha
Plants of the World Online: Pyracantha
Tropicos: Pyracantha
Wikipedia: Pyracantha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pyracantha.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=653, retrieved 14 June 2024

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