Crataegus aprica

Beadle

Bot. Gaz. 30: 335. 1900.

Common names: Sunny hawthorn
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 614. Mentioned on page 612, 615.

Shrubs, 20–30 dm. Stems: twigs ± flexuous, new growth olive green, sparsely pubescent, 1-year old reddish-brown, pubescent, older dark gray-brown, glabrous; thorns on twigs straight or recurved, 2-years old dark gray-brown, slender, 3–4 cm. Leaves: petiole length 20–25% blade, winged distally, pubescent, sessile-glandular; blade rhombic-elliptic or broadly elliptic, 1.5–4 cm, widest near midpoint, ± coriaceous, base sharply constricted, lobes 0 or apiculi, sinuses very shallow, lobe apex acute, margins crenate or serrate, teeth obtuse gland-tipped, veins 3 or 4 per side, apex obtuse, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial pilose young, glabrescent. Inflorescences 3–6-flowered; branches ± densely pilose; bracteoles caducous, linear, margins glandular. Flowers 13–15 mm diam.; hypanthium pilose (at least proximally); sepals narrowly triangular, 4 mm, margins glandular-serrate, midvein sometimes prominent, abaxially sparsely pubescent; stamens 10, anthers ivory to cream; styles 3–5. Pomes red or reddish orange, orbicular, 9–15 mm diam., sparsely hairy; sepals patent-reflexed; pyrenes 3–5.


Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Open brush
Elevation: 20–800 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ga., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va.

Discussion

Crataegus aprica is found at the southern end of the Appalachians and upper piedmont, where it may be quite common. Specimens from the Tuskegee National Forest, Macon County, Alabama, have narrower (ca. 2:1), more pointed leaves with 4 or 5 veins per side.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Crataegus aprica"
glabrous +, glabrescent +  and hairy +
glabrescent +  and pilose +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
ivory +  and cream +
James B. Phipps +
Beadle +
thin-exfoliating +  and corrugated +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
cuneate +
constricted +
elliptic +  and rhombic-elliptic +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
broadly ovate +  and suborbiculate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
linear +  and narrowly oblong +
rather than pendent +  and spreading +
adnate +  and distinct +
crowded +, scattered +  and alternate +
Sunny hawthorn +
Ala. +, Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
not +  and aggregated +
20–800 m +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
not +  and aggregated +
yellow +  and red or purplish +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
dark gray-brown +, reddish-brown +  and olive green +
older +, old +  and new +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
Open brush +
constricted +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
deciduous +
craspedodromous +
glandular-serrate +  and serrate +
stipitate-glandular +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
larger +  and reduced +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
elliptic +  and circular +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
post-mature +
Flowering Apr–May +  and fruiting Sep–Oct. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
dark gray-brown +  and russet +
exfoliating +  and corrugated +
pruinose +
reddish orange +  and red +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
orbicular +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
patent-reflexed +
triangular +
nonaccrescent +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
1-50-flowered +  and few-leaved +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
persistent +
distinct +
exsert +  and lateral +
elongate +
glabrous +  and tomentose +
Crataegus aprica +
Crataegus (sect. Coccineae) ser. Apricae +
species +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
dark gray-brown +
straight +
slender +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
gland-tipped +
inconspicuous +
less erect +  and oblique +
1 +  and several +
straight +  and flexuous +
determinate +
4 +  and 3 +