Taxon  Report   5350    
Malus fusca  (Raf.) C. K. Schneid.
Oregon crab apple,  Oregon crabapple
Malus fusca
© 2008 Matt Below
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Malus fusca
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Malus fusca
© 2008 Keir Morse
Malus fusca, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Malus fusca
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Malus
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malus diversifolia
PLANTS: Malus fusca var. levipes
PLANTS: Pyrus fusca
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More information about  Malus fusca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).