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.