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Habit: Shrub, tree, thorny. Leaf: simple, alternate, petioled, +- ovate, generally +- lobed above middle, toothed, deciduous. Inflorescence: panicle on short-shoot tips, domed; pedicel bractlets several to many, +- 5 mm, narrow, margins glandular. Flower: hypanthium urn-shaped, bractlets 0; sepals small, margins entire to finely toothed, generally glandular; petals white; stamens +- 10 or 20; ovary inferior, styles 1--5, free. Fruit: pome, drupe-like, red to black, generally lighter in color before fully mature, core of 1--5 laterally pitted stones [or not]; sepals reflexed [or not].
Species In Genus: +- 200 species: northern temperate. Etymology: (Greek: hard, for wood) Note: Several species cultivated, escaped.
Unabridged Note: Various species cultivated in arboreta, escaped elsewhere; several species in retail commerce, e.g., Crataegus ×media Sarg. cvs (generally misnamed as Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC. or Crataegus oxyacantha L.), Crataegus monogyna cvs, Crataegus phaenopyrum (L. f.) Medik.
eFlora Treatment Author: James B. Phipps
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CrataegusPrevious taxon: Cotoneaster simonsii
Next taxon: Crataegus castlegarensis
Citation for this treatment: James B. Phipps 2017. Crataegus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=11225, accessed on April 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 30, 2017.