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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Maleae
Genus: Malacomeles
Species: M. denticulata – M. nervosa – M. paniculata – M. pringlei – M. psilantha

Malacomeles (Decne.) Decne., Ann. Gén. Hort. 23(7–9): 156. 1880[1882].

Type species: Malacomeles denticulata (Kunth) G.N.Jones, Madroño 8: 36. (1945) as Cotoneaster denticulatus Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 6(ed. qu.): 214 (-215; t. 556) (1824)


Cotoneaster sect. Malacomeles Decne., Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 10: 177. (1874)


Decaisne, J. 1880. Annales Générales d'Horticulture 23(7–9): 156.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Malacomeles in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 23. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Malacomeles. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Malacomeles. Published online. Accessed: May 23 2021. Note isonyms 2021. Malacomeles. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 May 2021.

Malacomeles, or false serviceberry,[1] is a genus of flowering plants in the Rosaceae. It is most closely related to Amelanchier, Peraphyllum, Crataegus, and Mespilus.[2]

Malacomeles denticulata
Malacomeles nervosa
Malacomeles paniculata


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Malacomeles". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
Campbell, C.S.; Evans, R.C.; Morgan, D.R.; Dickinson, T.A.; Arsenault, M.P. (2007). "Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history". Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266 (1–2): 119–145.

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