Cydonia oblonga (Quince)
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Quince flower. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko
Quince fruit, Houwhoek, Western Cape. [photo H.
The Quince Cydonia oblonga is the only member of the genus and is
native to Causasia and northern Iran. It has become naturalised in the Free
State, South Africa.
Other species previously placed in Cydonia have now been transferred
to the genus Chaenomeles.
lengthy but readable article on quinces (Agroforestry Research Trust, UK)