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:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey (n.)

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Greece (n.), Italy (n.), Macedonia, Serbia (s.)


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  2. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  5. Jovanovic, S. Flora SR Srbije. (F Serb)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  8. Qian, G.-Z. et al. 2008. Taxonomic study of Malus section Florentinae (Rosaceae) Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158:223-227.
  9. Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  10. 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.
  11. SangBum, L. et al. 2000. Resistance of selected Malus germplasm to Rosellinia necatrix J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 54:219-228.
  12. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Malus florentina (Zuccagni) C. K. Schneid. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 23 June 2018.