3338.010 Malus Mill. - Apples

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees. Leaf blades simple or deeply lobed, sometimes both on the same tree; margins usually toothed. Inflorescence umbel-like or a cluster. Flowers 5-parted, white, pink or mauve; petals obovate to oblong; Calyx lobes long, triangular. Fruit a pome, usually globose, green, yellow or red. Seeds readily splitting.

Worldwide: About 55 species, mostly from temperate Eurasia, with 10 species from North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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× purpurea (Barbier) Rehder

Other sources of information about Malus:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Malus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Malus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Malus
Wikipedia: Malus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Malus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2153, retrieved 25 March 2023

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