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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Malus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Malus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Malus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Malus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malus
JSTOR Plant Science: Malus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malus
Plants of the World Online: Malus
Tropicos: Malus
Wikipedia: Malus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Malus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2153, retrieved 19 April 2024

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