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Pyracantha coccinea
(Scarlet firethorn)

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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pyracantha coccinea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Scarlet firethorn
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
TitleHabit
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
HabitPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.©Robert Vidéki/Doronicum Kft./Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
TitleHabit
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
Copyright©Robert Vidéki/Doronicum Kft./Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.
HabitPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit.©Robert Vidéki/Doronicum Kft./Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); fruits.
TitleFruits
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); fruits.
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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); fruits.
FruitsPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); fruits.©Robert Vidéki/Doronicum Kft./Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, planted as hedge a. Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. September 2015.
TitleHabit
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, planted as hedge a. Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. September 2015.
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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, planted as hedge a. Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. September 2015.
HabitPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, planted as hedge a. Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. September 2015.©Acabashi/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, appox 2m tall, trained against a wall. Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, UK. Septmber 2004.
TitleHabit
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, appox 2m tall, trained against a wall. Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, UK. Septmber 2004.
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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, appox 2m tall, trained against a wall. Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, UK. Septmber 2004.
HabitPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); habit, appox 2m tall, trained against a wall. Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, UK. Septmber 2004.Public Domain - Released by Adrian Pingstone in 2004/via wikipedia
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); potted sapling, sold as an ornamental. USA.
TitlePotted sapling
CaptionPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); potted sapling, sold as an ornamental. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); potted sapling, sold as an ornamental. USA.
Potted saplingPyracantha coccinea (Scarlet firethorn); potted sapling, sold as an ornamental. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pyracantha coccinea M. Roem.

Preferred Common Name

  • Scarlet firethorn

International Common Names

  • French: Buisson ardent

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Scharlach- Feuerdorn
  • Italy: Agazzino

EPPO code

  • PYECO (Pyracantha coccinea)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rosales
  •                         Family: Rosaceae
  •                             Genus: Pyracantha
  •                                 Species: Pyracantha coccinea

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasivePlantedReferenceNotes

Asia

IranPresent Natural
LebanonPresent Natural
TurkeyPresent Natural

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

CubaPresentIntroduced Invasive Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012

Europe

DenmarkUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Former USSRPresent Natural
UkrainePresent Natural

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

References

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Oviedo Prieto R; Herrera Oliver P; Caluff MG, et al. , 2012. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba - 2011. (Lista nacional de especies de plantas invasoras y potencialmente invasoras en la República de Cuba - 2011). Bissea: Boletín sobre Conservación de Plantas del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba, 6(Special Issue 1):22-96.

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