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Taxon: Malus florentina (Zuccagni) C. K. Schneid.

Genus: Malus section: Sorbomalus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 23232
Place of publication: Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1:724. 1906
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 21-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Geneva (GEN).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • hawthorn-leaf crab apple   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • italienischer Apfel   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in apple   (fide J Amer Pomol Soc 54:219. 2000)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of apple   (based on its basal position and affinities to members of section Malus fide Pl Syst Evol 226:46, 48. 2001)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Turkey [n.]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Greece [n.]; Italy [n.]; Macedonia; Serbia [s.]


  • Browicz, K. 1970. 'Malus florentina' - its history, systematic position and geographical distribution. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 16:61–83. [= ×Malosorbus florentina (Zuccagni) Browicz (Malus sylvestris × Sorbus torminalis)].
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. [= ×Malosorbus florentina (Zuccagni) Browicz (Malus sylvestris × Sorbus torminalis)].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Jovanovic, S. 1970–1977. Flora SR Srbije.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  • Qian, G.-Z. et al. 2008. Taxonomic study of Malus section Florentinae (Rosaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158:223–227.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Robinson, J. P. et al. 2001. Taxonomy of the genus Malus Mill. (Rosaceae) with emphasis on the cultivated apple, Malus domestica Borkh. Pl. Syst. Evol. 226:35–58.
  • SangBum, L. et al. 2000. Resistance of selected Malus germplasm to Rosellinia necatrix. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 54:219–228. [one USDA accession (PI 589385) was found to have "some resistance"].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.


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