Chaenomeles speciosa Nakai, Rosaceae
Common name: Flowering quince, Japanese quince.

Voucher: Kostadinov 005, 018, 090, (URV)

Brief description: A thorny hardwooded shrub. Leaves are elliptic-ovate to somewhat obovate, simple, alternate, entire, pinnately veined, margins serrate-toothed.  The stipules are characteristically large. Flowers are perfect, white to red depending on the cultivar, developing before the foliage (mid- to late March). Fruits are a pome with a closed top. 

Campus data: Cultivated occasionally on campus.