A taxonomical study of new cultivated types of Malus from the Rosaceae family in central of Iraq

Abstract

The breeding and cultivation of new apple cultivars are among the most charming and significant issues for apple researchers. The vegetative and reproductive traits studied of Malus species appear varying in many characters and can be used as a taxonomic feature to distinguish among the species and put in the groups, on the other hand, the leaves of plants show highly diverse and elaborate patterns of leaf venation. The venation in all species under study is pinnately reticulate that’s mean the type is simple craspedodromos in all species where all secondary veins and their branches end at the edge also the study refers to the cascade venation pattern, Areoles, zones and segments of leaf lamina.

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