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H Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Malus (family Rosaceae).

The record derives from RJP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 71) with original publication details: The gardeners dictionary: eighth edition The gardeners dictionary: eighth edition; 1768 Malus no.1 1768.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Malus acerba M‚rat Synonym H RJP
Malus acerta M‚rat [Spelling variant] Synonym H RJP
Malus communis subsp. sylvestris (L.) Gams Synonym L RJP
Malus malus (L.) Britton Synonym H RJP
Pyrus acerba (M‚rat) DC. Synonym H RJP
Pyrus malus var. sylvestris L. Synonym L RJP

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Earlier versions

This name record (from RJP) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Malus sylvestris in version 1 of The Plant List.