Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Toringo Crabapple - Malus toringo   (Siebold) Siebold ex de Vriese
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Author(Siebold) Siebold ex de Vriese
DistributionSo far known only from Orange County: in Battle Park on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill, collected in 2006 by Lisa Geincke.

Native of Asia; in N.A. scattered locations from ME to southern Ont. and WI, and south to VA and KS; OR, WA.
AbundanceVery rare. This species has been turning up in New England and other northeastern states with increasing frequency in the past few decades.
HabitatDisturbed woods.
Phenology
IdentificationToringo Crabapple is a small tree or shrub. The twigs are dark purple or purple-brown. It has distinctive 3-lobed leaves: 2 short and basal side lobes and 1 elongate central lobe. The flowers are white.
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly known by the illegitimate name M. sieboldii.

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