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Taxon: Malus orientalis Uglitzk.

Genus: Malus
Section: Malus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 23254
Place of publication: Trudy Severo-Kavkazsk. Inst. Spets. Teck. Kult. 1(3):18. 1932 (V. L. Komarov, Fl. URSS 9:362, 492. 1939)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Geneva (GEN)
Accessions: 884 (842 active, 695 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.), Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]


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  2. Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
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Check other web resources for Malus orientalis Uglitzk. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23254. Accessed 22 April 2019.