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MALUS

Daniel Potter & Thomas J. Rosatti


Shrub to tree, thorny or not. Leaf: simple, generally toothed (lobed). Inflorescence: few-flowered, ± umbel-like cluster; pedicel bractlets 0 or 1, deciduous. Flower: hypanthium bractlets 0; stamens many; ovary inferior, chambers (2)5, 2-ovuled, styles (2)5, ± fused at base. Fruit: pome, ± spheric, flesh not gritty.
25–50 species: northern temperate. (Classical name of apple)

Key to Malus

1. Main leaves (at least some) generally lobed; fruit 10–15 mm, oblong, yellow to generally purple-red or -black ..... M. fusca

1' Main leaves unlobed; fruit generally > 30 mm, round, ± red ..... M. pumila

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