Crataegus pubescens (Kunth) Steud.

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Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Crataegus mexicana Moç. & Sessé:
Common names: Mexican hawthorn (English)
Description: Small tree armed with scattered straight woody spines. Leaves alternate or apparently clustered on short lateral branchlets, elliptic to ovate, hairless, somewhat yellowish-green above with venation impressed, much paler, whitish velvety beneath with midrib prominent; margin irregularly toothed or sometimes slightly lobed; petiole and lower midrib beneath sometimes reddish. Inflorescences terminal; flowers ?white. Fruit subglobose to ellipsoid, up to c. 3 cm long, golden yellow, crowned by the persistent remains of the calyx.
Notes: The La Rochelle list has C. stipulacea; this appears to equate to the f. stipulacea (Loud.) Stapf of C. pubescens.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and Central America.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Flora of Malawi: Crataegus pubescens
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Crataegus pubescens

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crataegus pubescens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crataegus pubescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crataegus pubescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crataegus pubescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crataegus pubescens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crataegus pubescens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crataegus pubescens
iNaturalist: Crataegus pubescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crataegus pubescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Crataegus pubescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crataegus pubescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crataegus pubescens
Plants of the World Online: Crataegus pubescens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crataegus pubescens
Tropicos: Crataegus pubescens
Wikipedia: Crataegus pubescens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Crataegus pubescens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162420, retrieved 14 November 2019

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