Crataegus floridana

Sargent

Bot. Gaz. 33: 124. 1902.

EndemicIllustrated
Synonyms: Crataegus anisophylla Beadle C. quaesita var. floridana (Sargent) Lance C. versuta Beadle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 625. Mentioned on page 619, 622, 626, 631.

Shrubs, 60 dm, branches strongly weeping (moving in slight wind). Stems: trunk bark dark-brown, rimose; twigs: new growth pubescent, 1–2-years old dark purple-brown, slender; thorns on twigs ± straight, 1–2-years old dark purple-brown, fine, 2 cm. Leaves: petiole slender, length 25–50% blade, pubescent, glandularity not recorded; blade spatulate to obtrullate, (1.5–) 3–4 cm, thin (readily fluttering in wind), base cuneate, lobes 1 or 2 per side, ± obscure to ± distinct, lobe apex subacute, margins entire proximally, crenate to serrate distally, strongly gland-dotted young, veins 2 or 3 per side, apex subacute to acute, surfaces ± persistently pubescent. Inflorescences 2–4-flowered; branches canescent-tomentose; bracteoles linear, margins glandular. Flowers 12–15 mm diam.; hypanthium tomentose; sepals narrowly triangular, margins ± entire, abaxially tomentose; petals 5; anthers cream; styles 3–5. Pomes orange, ellipsoid to suborbicular, 6–8 mm diam., glabrate or hairy; sepals spreading; pyrenes 3–5.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr; fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Dry brush
Elevation: 0–200 m

Discussion

Crataegus floridana is frequent in north-central Florida and extends through much of Georgia with single records from Kershaw County, South Carolina, and Brunswick County, North Carolina.

Crataegus floridana resembles C. quaesita in its more or less obtrullate, but distally lobed leaves (which can always be observed fluttering in the wind) and longer petioles. The largest leaves in subser. Tenues may be found in Crataegus floridana; there is considerable size variation. The depth and sharpness of the lobes is variable, with a maximum in the proportionately broadest leaves, these having been called C. anisophylla. Differences from 146. C. meridiana are noted there.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Crataegus floridana"
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
James B. Phipps +
Sargent +
thin-exfoliating +  and corrugated +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
cuneate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
spatulate +  and obtrullate +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
semipersistent +, caducous +  and deciduous +
canescent-tomentose +
adnate +  and distinct +
crowded +, scattered +  and alternate +
spreading +  and pendulous +
Fla. +, Ga. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
not +  and aggregated +
0–200 m +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 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 purple-brown +
old +  and new +
slender +
Dry brush +
constricted +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
deciduous +
distinct +
eglandular +  and craspedodromous +
gland-dotted +
crenate +  and serrate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
firm +  and coriaceous +
inferior +  and superior +
biseriate +  and clustered +
collateral +  and basal +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
circular +  and elliptic +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
post-mature +
pubescent +
Flowering Mar–Apr +  and fruiting Jul–Aug. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
dark gray-brown +  and russet +
exfoliating +  and corrugated +
pruinose +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
hairy +  and glabrate +
ellipsoid +  and suborbicular +
not arillate +
circumscissile +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
triangular +
nonaccrescent +
1-50-flowered +  and few-leaved +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
persistent +
distinct +
exsert +  and lateral +
elongate +
Crataegus anisophylla +, C. quaesita var. floridana +  and C. versuta +
Crataegus floridana +
Crataegus (sect. Coccineae) ser. Lacrimatae +
species +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
dark purple-brown +
straight +
slender +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
craspedodromous +  and gland-tipped +
inconspicuous +
less erect +  and oblique +
1 +  and several +
straight +
determinate +
sparse +  and numerous +
3 +  and 2 +