Malus transitoria

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Malus transitoria
Malus transitoria RB1.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species: M. transitoria
Binomial name
Malus transitoria

Malus transitoria (cut-leaf crabapple) is a species of flowering plant in the apple genus Malus of the family Rosaceae, native to China. It is a deciduous tree growing to 8 m (26 ft) tall by 10 m (33 ft) wide. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree for its elegant shape, abundant white flowers, and small yellow fruits 8 mm in diameter. The deeply divided leaves turn yellow in autumn.[1] It is also used as rootstock for other apples. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

The Latin transitoria means "short-lived".[3] The name "cut-leaf" refers to the shape of the leaves.[1]

Lower taxa[edit]

M transitoria var. centralasiatica
M transitoria var. glabrescens
M transitoria var. transitoria

List source : [4]


  1. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Malus transitoria". Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "Malus transitoria" (html). Flora of China. EFloras . Retrieved September 11, 2009. 

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