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Malus sylvestris
(crab-apple tree)

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Malus sylvestris (crab-apple tree)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Malus sylvestris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • crab-apple tree
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Graft stock
  • Ornamental
  • Related to
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.

Preferred Common Name

  • crab-apple tree

International Common Names

  • English: wild apple tree
  • French: pommier sauvage

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Holz- Apfelbaum; Wilder Apfelbaum
  • Italy: Melo selvatico
  • Netherlands: wilde appelboom

EPPO code

  • MABSY (Malus sylvestris)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rosales
  •                         Family: Rosaceae
  •                             Genus: Malus
  •                                 Species: Malus sylvestris

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Agrotis segetum (turnip moth); Amaranthus blitum (livid amaranth); Apple mosaic virus (chestnut mosaic); Apple stem grooving virus; Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Carnation ringspot virus; Clover yellow mosaic virus; Cuscuta japonica (Japanese dodder); Diplodia seriata (grapevine trunk disease); Epidiaspis leperii (European pear scale); Filago gallica (narrowleaf cottonrose); Heliotropium europaeum (common heliotrope); Lymantria obfuscata (Indian gypsy moth); Ochropsora ariae; Penicillium digitatum (green mould); Phyllonorycter blancardella (spotted tentiform leafminer); Phyllonorycter crataegella (apple blotch leafminer); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pratylenchus vulnus (walnut root lesion nematode); Pseudococcus calceolariae (scarlet mealybug); Rhopalosiphum insertum (apple-grass aphid); Thrips flavus (honeysuckle thrips); Xiphinema americanum (dagger nematode); Xiphinema rivesi (dagger nematode)

Minor host of:

Apple scar skin viroid (apple dimple); Apple stem pitting virus (apple Spy 227 epinasty & decline); Aspergillus niger (black mould of onion); Bactrocera jarvisi (Jarvis' fruit fly); Bactrocera neohumeralis; Ceroplastes ceriferus (Indian wax scale); Ceroplastes floridensis (soft scale); Cherry rasp leaf virus (cherry rasp leaf); Dichroplus elongatus; Eudocima fullonia (fruit-piercing moth); Eulecanium tiliae (nut scale); Ganoderma lucidum (basal stem rot: Hevea spp.); Hedya nubiferana (bud moth); Heterobasidion annosum; Hop stunt viroid (hop stunt viroid); Icerya seychellarum (Seychelles scale); Leucoptera malifoliella (pear leaf blister moth); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Macrosiphum rosae (rose aphid); Operophtera brumata (winter moth); Pear blister canker viroid; Pseudomonas syringae pv. papulans (blister spot of apple); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Setaria viridis (green foxtail); Sophonia orientalis (two-spotted leafhopper); Tomato bushy stunt virus (Lycopersicon virus 4); Xiphinema index (fan-leaf virus nematode); Xyleborus dispar (pear blight beetle)

Wild host of:

Aculus schlechtendali (apple rust mite); Aphis pomi (apple aphid); Archips fuscocupreanus; Eriosoma lanigerum (woolly aphid); Fomitopsis pinicola (brown crumbly rot); Monilinia fructigena (brown rot); Saturnia pyri (giant emperor moth); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Xiphinema diversicaudatum (dagger nematode)

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Graft stock

General

  • Ornamental

Genetic importance

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Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore