|Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu)
|Date Taken: 2011-04-25|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 4:45|
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|Chaenomeles is a genus of three species of deciduous spiny shrubs, usually 1–3 m tall, in the family Rosaceae. They are native to eastern Asia in Japan, China and Korea. These plants are related to the Quince (Cydonia oblonga) and the Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis), differing in the serrated leaves, and in the flowers having deciduous sepals and styles that are connate at the base.|
The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, and have a serrated margin. The flowers are 3–4.5 cm diameter, with five petals, and are usually bright orange-red, but can be white or pink; flowering is in late winter or early spring. The fruit is a pome with five carpels; it ripens in late autumn.
Chaenomeles is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail and the leaf-miner Bucculatrix pomifoliella.
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Imi plac culorile si detaliile acestei imagini de primavara. Claritatea si compozitia sunt si ele bune.