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
C.K.Schneid.

Malus transitoria, the cut-leaf crabapple, is a species of flowering plant in the crabapple genus Malus of the family Rosaceae.

It is native to China.

The Latin transitoria means "short-lived".[1] The name "cut-leaf" refers to the shape of the leaves.[2]

Description[edit]

Malus transitoria is a deciduous tree growing to 8 m (26 ft) tall by 10 m (33 ft) wide. The deeply divided leaves turn yellow in autumn.[2]

It produces abundant white flowers, and small yellow fruits 8 mm in diameter.[2]

Varieties[edit]

Varieties include:[3]

  • Malus transitoria var. centralasiatica
  • Malus transitoria var. glabrescens
  • Malus transitoria var. transitoria

Uses[edit]

Malus transitoria is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for its elegant shape, abundant white blossoms, and yellow fruits. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

It is also used as rootstock for other apples.

References[edit]

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

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