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2. Malus jinxianensis J. Q. Deng & J. Y. Hong, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 326. 1987.

金具荆子 jin xian shan jing zi

Description from Flora of China

Malus baccata (Linnaeus) Borkhausen var. jinxianensis (J. Q. Deng & J. Y. Hong) C. Y. Li.

Trees small. Branchlets dark brown, terete, slender, subglabrous; buds reddish brown, ovoid; scales slightly pubescent at margin. Stipules usually caducous, lanceolate, ca. 1 cm, membranous, margin serrulate, apex acuminate; petiole 1–1.5 cm, pubescent when young, glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, rarely suborbicular, 4–8 × 2–5 cm, both surfaces initially pubescent, soon glabrous, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin serrulate, sometimes shortly curved-serrate, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate. Corymbs clustered at ends of short shoots, 3–5 cm in diam., 3–6-flowered; bracts caducous, linear-lanceolate, adaxially pilose, margin sparsely glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Pedicel 2–3.3 cm, slender, glabrous. Flowers 1–2 cm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially glabrous. Sepals ovate, 3–4 mm, longer than hypanthium, tomentose adaxially, margin entire, apex caudate, rarely acuminate. Petals pink, ovate, 1–1.5 cm, base shortly clawed, apex rounded. Stamens 20–30, unequal, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Ovary (3- or)4-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles (3 or)4, slightly connate at base, longer than stamens, sparsely white pilose, rarely glabrous. Pome purplish red, obovoid, ca. 1 cm in diam., with a large scar at apex; fruiting pedicel 3–3.5 cm; sepals caducous. Fl. May, fr. Oct.

Cultivated. S Liaoning (Jin Xian).


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