Malus hupehensis

(Pampanini) Rehder

J. Arnold Arbor. 14: 207. 1933.

Common names: Tea or flowering tea crabapple
Introduced
Basionym: Pyrus hupehensis Pampanini Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. s. 17: 291. 1910 (as Pirus)
Synonyms: Malus domestica var. hupehensis (Pampanini) Likhonos M. theifera Rehder
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 478. Mentioned on page 473, 479.

Trees, to 80 dm. Stems to 30 cm diam.; bark dark gray or dark-brown, smooth or rough; young branches dark green and puberulous, becoming purplish or purplish brown and glabrous at maturity; flowering shoots developing as spurs, 5–20 (–40) mm. Buds dark purple, ovoid, 3–4 (–5) mm, scale margins sparsely ciliate. Leaves convolute in bud; isomorphic; stipules deciduous, linear-lanceolate, 5–6 mm, apex acuminate; petiole 10–30 mm, sparsely pubescent when young, glabrescent; blade ovate or ovate-oblong, 5–10 × 2.4–4 cm, base broadly cuneate, rarely rounded, margins unlobed, sharply serrulate, apex acuminate, surfaces sparsely puberulent when young, becoming glabrous. Panicles umbellike; peduncles absent; bracteoles rarely persistent, lanceolate, 2 mm. Pedicels 30–40 mm, glabrous or slightly villous. Flowers 35–40 mm diam.; hypanthium constricted distal to ovaries, glabrous or sparsely villous; sepals triangular-ovate, 4–5 mm, equal to or shorter than tube, apex acute or acuminate, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial hairy; petals white, sometimes pink-white, obovate, 15 mm, claws 1 mm, margins crenulate, apex rounded; stamens 20, 6–8 mm, anthers white before dehiscence; styles 3 (or 4), basally connate to 1/2 length, 7–9 mm, slightly longer than stamens, proximally tomentose. Pomes greenish yellow with red blush, ellipsoid or subglobose, 10 mm diam., cores enclosed at apex; sepals deciduous; sclereids sparse to moderate surrounding core. Seeds brown. 2n = 51, 68.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Slopes and valleys
Elevation: 0–2900 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ill., Wash., Asia, also in Europe

Discussion

Malus hupehensis is possibly naturalized in Egypt.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Malus hupehensis"
Elizabeth E. Dickson +
(Pampanini) Rehder +
dark-brown +  and dark gray +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
rounded +  and cuneate +
Pyrus hupehensis +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
ovate-oblong +  and ovate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
2.4cm +  and 4cm +
linear-lanceolate +  and ovate +
membranous +
lanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
purplish brown +, purplish +  and dark green +
glabrous +  and puberulous +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
dark purple +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
adnate +  and connate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
Tea or flowering tea crabapple +
moderate +
Ill. +, Wash. +, Asia +  and also in Europe +
not +  and aggregated +
0–2900 m +
homogeneous +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
not +  and aggregated +
not +  and aggregated +
red +, yellow +  and green +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
Slopes and valleys +
villous +  and glabrous +
constricted +
crassinucellate +
deciduous +
crenulate +  and unlobed +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
tomentose +  and glabrous +
umbel-like +
villous +  and glabrous +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (?) +
glabrescent +  and pubescent +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
Flowering Apr–May +  and fruiting Aug–Sep. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
greenish yellow with red blush +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
subglobose +  and ellipsoid +
J. Arnold Arbor. +
not arillate +
deciduous +
free +  and distinct +
reflexed +, erect +  and wide spreading +
triangular-ovate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Introduced +
free +  and distinct +
unequal +
branched +  and simple +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
membranous +
deciduous +  and persistent +
0 +  and 1/2 +
slightly longer +
basal +, lateral +, subterminal +  and terminal +
elongate +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
Malus domestica var. hupehensis +  and M. theifera +
Malus hupehensis +
species +
tomentose +, puberulent +, villous +, glabrescent +  and glabrous +
inconspicuous +