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  Malus sylvestris
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict. (ed. 8) 1. 1768. Pyrus malus L. var. sylvestris L., Sp. Pl. 479. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Apple
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Apple, Crabapple
  Description: Deciduous tree; branchlets glabrescent. Leaves broad-ovate, 5-9 x 3-6 cm, coriaceous, coarsely serrate, tomentose below; petiole to 4 cm. Racemes simple, terminal on short shoots. Flowers to 4 cm wide, appearing with foliage; pedicels tomentose. Calyx-tube urceolate, 6 x 4 mm, tomentose; lobes 5, broadly ovate. Petals 5, ovate, 1 x 0.8 cm, pinkish, clawed. Stamens numerous; filaments 8 mm long. Ovary inferior, 5-celled, adnate to calyx-tube; ovules 2, basal; styles 2-5, united below. Pome to 8 cm wide, sessile.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Native of Europe
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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