|Family Rosaceae – Rose Family; Fruit Trees|
A large aggregation with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera, many of our most-valued flowering trees reside here. -Rose Family Index-
Showy Cockspur Hawthorn
Rosaceae is divided into four subfamilies: Rosoideae, Spiraeoideae, Maloideae, and Amygdaloideae. These subfamilies are primarily diagnosed by the structure of the fruits, although this approach is not followed universally. Recent work has identified that the traditional four subfamilies are not all monophyletic, but the structure of the family is still awaiting complete resolution through genetic analysis.
May's Delight Crabapple
Bob White Crabapple
1. Rohrbach Star Magnolia, Morton Arboretum acc. 574-65*1 photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Wikipedia contributors, "Magnolia kobus"
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Family Rosaceae – Rose Family; Fruit Trees
Containing Hawthorns, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Peach, Almond, Mountain-Ash and Whitebeam. Rosaceae is a large family of plants with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera. Crabapple and other fruit trees provide some of our most outstanding flowering ornamentals. Tree Encyclopedia | Tree Index | Rosaceae Index