Vascular Plants - Rosaceae - Malus:
Malus fusca
Page Author: David Giblin
Oregon crabapple, western crabapple 
Blooms: April-May
Habit: tree,shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California.
Habitat: Moist woods, swamps and open canyons from sea level to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Species Description:

General: Several-stemmed shrub to small tree, 3-12 m. tall, the young twigs crisp-puberulent.
Leaves: Leaf blades lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-10 cm. long, pointed, serrate, occasionally with a lobe on one or both margins, deep green above, paler beneath.
Flowers: Inflorescence 5-12 flowered, flat-topped; calyx glabrous to woolly, the 5 lobes lanceolate, recurved, 5 mm. long, deciduous; petals 5, white, oblong-oval, 9-14 mm. long; stamens 20, shorter than the petals; styles usually 3.
Fruits: Fruit 3-chambered, fleshy, obovoid, 10-16 mm. long, yellow to purplish-red.
Accepted Name:
Malus fusca (Raf.) Schneid.
Synonyms:
Malus diversifolia (Bong.) M. Roemer
Malus fusca var. diversifolia Bailey
Malus fusca (Raf.) Schneid. var. levipes (Nutt.) Schneid.
Malus rivularis Roem.
Malus rivularis var. levipes (Nutt.) Koehne
Pyrus fusca Raf.
Pyrus fusca var. levipes Bailey
Pyrus rivularis Dougl. ex Hook.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Pyrus fusca
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Malus fusca specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Malus fusca specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Malus fusca treatment.

E-Flora BC: Malus fusca atlas page.

CalPhotos: Malus fusca images.

USDA Plants Database: Malus fusca.
Additional photographs of Malus fusca:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Richard Olmstead, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

Al Dodson, 2003

Al Dodson, 2009

Clayton J. Antieau, 1999

Paul Slichter, 2007

Paul Slichter, 2007

Paul Slichter, 2007

Paul Slichter, 2008

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Lief Larson, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016
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