Malus doumeri

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Malus doumeri
Malus doumeri - Quarryhill Botanical Garden - DSC03639.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species: M. doumeri
Binomial name
Malus doumeri
  • Docynia doumeri (Bois) C.K.Schneid.
  • Eriolobus doumeri (Bois) C.K.Schneid.
  • Malus formosana Kawak. & Koidz.
  • Malus laosensis (Cardot) A.Chev.
  • Pyrus doumeri Bois
  • Pyrus formosana Kawak. & Koidz. ex Hayata
  • Pyrus laosensis Cardot
  • Pyrus melliana Hand.-Mazz.

Malus doumeri is a species in the genus Malus in the family Rosaceae, that resembles Docynia and has been placed in that genus in the past.[2] It is native to temperate and tropical Asia.[3] The fruit is edible.[2]

It is also called with the common name Taiwan crabapple,[citation needed] and is arbituted[clarification needed] for medicinal properties of skin care.[4]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Gu Cuizhi and Stephen A. Spongberg. "Malus doumeri". Flora of China. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Leu, SJ; Lin, YP; Lin, RD; Wen, CL; Cheng, KT; Hsu, FL; Lee, MH. "Phenolic constituents of Malus doumeri var. formosana in the field of skin care". Biol Pharm Bull. 29: 740–5. doi:10.1248/bpb.29.740. PMID 16595910.