Malus dasyphylla Borkhausen

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Credits

Julian Sutton (species), Nick Dunn (cultivars) (2021)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. & Dunn, N. (2021), 'Malus dasyphylla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/malus/malus-dasyphylla/). Accessed 2021-10-18.

Genus

Glossary

type specimen
A herbarium specimen cited in a taxonomic account to define a particular species or other taxon.

Credits

Julian Sutton (species), Nick Dunn (cultivars) (2021)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. & Dunn, N. (2021), 'Malus dasyphylla' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/malus/malus-dasyphylla/). Accessed 2021-10-18.

We include this as little more than a taxonomic note on a problematic name which is sometimes encountered. Apparently described without a type specimen (Qian et al. 2010), uncertainty is built into the concept of M. dasyphylla, which is frequently treated as a form either of M. domestica or M. sylvestris. The name has usually been used for wild apples of the Danube basin and northern Balkans (e.g. Tutin et al. 1968), although Yuzepchuk (1971) states that some trees from European Russia have sometimes also been placed here. With leaves tomentose beneath, these trees or shrubs sound like small-fruited M. domestica, or a result of M. domestica encountering M. sylvestris.