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
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 21-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 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:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Serbia


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  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Jovanovic, S. Flora SR Srbije. (F Serb)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  • Qian, G.-Z. et al. 2008. Taxonomic study of Malus section Florentinae (Rosaceae) Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158:223-227.
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


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