Taxon: Malus purpurea (A. Barbier) Rehder

Genus: Malus
    Section: Malus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 23264
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 2:57. 1920
Comment: [= M. ×atrosanguinea × M. pumila (as var. niedzwetzkyana) ]
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Geneva (GEN)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • purple crab  (Source: BSBI) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


    . only cult.


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Fiala, J. L. Flowering crabapples: the genus Malus. 1994 (Crabapples)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jefferson, R. M. 1970. History, progeny, and locations of crabapples of documented authentic origin Natl. Arbor. Contr. 2:19.
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. 1949 (Rehder)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Way, R. D. et al. 1991. Apple (Malus) Acta Hort. 290:3-46.


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