- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
A difficult and frequently cultivated genus. Some plants do not appear to match descriptions of species known to occur in New England, these possibly the result of hybridization or perhaps merely escaped cultivars that have not yet been identified. Malus sargentii Rehd. was reported from ME by Greene et al. (2005). The voucher specimens (at HCOA!) are vegetative and the records are not accepted here.
1b. Leaf blades unlobed, convolute in bud (conduplicate in M. floribunda); pomes lacking sclerenchyma cells
2a. Calyx lobes deciduous [Fig. 846]; pomes 0.6–1 cm in diameter
2b. Calyx lobes persistent in fruit; pome 2–12 cm in diameter
Show photos of: Each photo represents one species in this genus.