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This is a rare species with small, isolated populations threatened by forest clearing.
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Flora of China Vol. 9: 182 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Trees small, 6–8 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown when young, blackish brown when old, terete, gray tomentose when young, subglabrous when old; buds reddish brown, ovoid; scales tomentose at margin. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 6–8 mm, membranous, glandular at margin, apex acuminate; petiole 2–3 cm, initially densely tomentose, glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic, ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, 5–7 × 2–3 cm, abaxially gray tomentose, densely so along veins, later subglabrous, adaxially glabrous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin sharply serrate, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate. Corymbs 5–9 cm in diam., 6–10-flowered; bracts caducous, lanceolate, membranous, margin entire or serrate, apex acuminate. Pedicel 1.5–5 cm, tomentose, later subglabrous. Flowers 2.5–3 cm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, adaxially tomentose, later subglabrous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 5–6 mm, longer than hypanthium, both surfaces tomentose, later subglabrous, margin entire, apex acuminate. Petals white adaxially, pink abaxially, suborbicular, 1.2–1.5 cm, base shortly clawed, apex rounded. Stamens 25–30, unequal, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Ovary 5-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 5, longer than stamens, connate at base, glabrous. Pome dark red, white punctate, obovoid or pyriform, 1–1. 8 cm in diam. with a small scar at apex; fruiting pedicel 2–2 × ca. 8 cm, slightly tomentose or subglabrous; sepals caducous. Fl. May–Jul, fr. Sep–Oct. 2n = 34*, 51*, 68*.
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Flora of China Vol. 9: 182 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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W Sichuan, S and SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].
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Distribution

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Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Assam, S.E. Tibet.
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Elevation Range

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2500-2800 m
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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Open forests on slopes, mixed forests in valleys; 2500--3000 m.
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Synonym

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Pyrus pashia Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don var. sikkimensis Wenzig, Linnaea 38: 49. 1874; Malus baccata subsp. sikkimensis (Wenzig) Likhonos; P. sikkimensis (Wenzig) J. D. Hooker.
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Malus sikkimensis

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Malus sikkimensis is a rare species of apple known by the common name Sikkim crabapple. Its Chinese name is xi jin hai tang (锡金海棠). It is native to China, Nepal, Bhutan, and part of India, where it is threatened due to loss of habitat. It bears white and pink flowers and dark red fruit.

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Malus sikkimensis: Brief Summary

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Malus sikkimensis is a rare species of apple known by the common name Sikkim crabapple. Its Chinese name is xi jin hai tang (锡金海棠). It is native to China, Nepal, Bhutan, and part of India, where it is threatened due to loss of habitat. It bears white and pink flowers and dark red fruit.

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