Taxon  Report   5351 
Malus sylvestris  Mill.  (not an active name)
Apple,  Common apple
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Malus sylvestris, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Malus sylvestris
© 2002 Bjørnar Olsen
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Malus
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Malus pumila
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Malus malus
PLANTS: Pyrus malus
NOTE: Malus sylvestris is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Malus sylvestris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 23, 2018).

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