Genus Malus

The genus is native to the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe, Asia and North America.

Species in the genus Malus of plants

Malus sieversii - Malus sieversii is a wild apple native to the mountains of Central Asia in southern Kazakhstan, eastern Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Northern Afghanistan and Xinjiang, China. It has recently been shown to be the sole ancestor of most cultivars of the domesticated apple . It was first described in 1833 by Carl Friedrich von Ledebour, a German naturalist who saw them growing in the Altai Mountains.