EPPO Global Database

Malus pumila(MABPM)

Last modification: 2004-04-16

Basic information
  • EPPO code: MABPM
  • Preferred name: Malus pumila
  • Authority: Miller


Central Asia. The wild progenitor of the cultivated apple M. domestica. The name was formerly used to include also all its cultivated forms, and this is a possible souce of confusion 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Malus communis Poiret
Malus praecox (Pallas) Borkhausen
Malus sylvestris subsp. mitis (Wallroth) Mansfeld

Common names
Name Language
paradise apple English
Johannisapfel German
Johannisapfelbaum German
Paradiesapfel German
Zwergapfel German
pommier nain French
pommier sauvage French
яблоня карликовая Russian
яблоня низкая Russian
яблоня райская Russian
elma Turkish
jabłoń niska Polish
jabłoń rajska Polish
alacsony vadalma Hungarian
píng guǒ Chinese
苹果 Chinese
jabloň zakrslá Czech
яблуня рання Ukrainian