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Malus coronaria

Malus

by Science Staff
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Last modified: 02/06/2012

Nomenclature

Malus Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4, [“M”]. 1754. LECTOTYPE: Malus pumilus Mill. designated by Britton & Brown (1913) or Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill. according to Index Nominum Genericorum.

Key to the species of Malus

1. Leaves unlobed...2
1. Leaves lobed...7

2. Leaves glabrous beneath...Malus sylvestris
2. Leaves tomentose beneath...3

3. Calyx glabrous...4
3. Calyx villous or tomentose..5

4. Calyx deciduous...Malus baccata
4. Calyx persistent...Malus prunifolia

5. Leaves crenate-serrate...Malus pumila
5. Leaves sharply serrate...6

6. Leaves folded in bud; calyx pubescent, deciduous...Malus floribunda
6. Leaves colvolute in bud; calyx villous or glabrous, persistent...Malus prunifolia

7. Leaves irregularly serrate; calyx persistent...Malus coronaria
7. Leaves sharply serrate; calyx deciduous...Malus sieboldii

List of Malus Species

References

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