Crataegus lacrimata

Small

Torreya 1: 97. 1901.

Common names: Weeping hawthorn
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 622. Mentioned on page 618, 619, 623, 624.

Shrubs or trees, 50 (–80) dm, branches strongly weeping. Stems: twigs: new growth pubescent, 1–2-years old gray or purple-gray, slender; thorns on twigs straight, 1–2-years old purple-gray, fine, 1.5–3 cm. Leaves: petiole slender, length 20–30% blade, pubescent, glandularity not recorded; blade oblong or ± narrowly obtrullate, sometimes elliptic, 1–2 cm, thin, base cuneate, lobes 0, sometimes very slightly lobed subterminally, margins subentire or finely serrate in distal 1/2, veins 1 or 2 per side (exiting in distal 1/2 of leaf), apex usually truncate to obtuse, sometimes cuspidately subacute, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered; branches glabrous; bracteoles ± caducous, linear, margins eglandular or nearly so, glabrous. Flowers 15 mm diam.; hypanthium glabrous; sepals triangular, 2–3 mm, margins ± entire, abaxially glabrous; anthers cream; styles 3 or 4. Pomes yellow, yellow blushed red, or red, suborbicular, 8 mm diam., glabrous; sepal remnants patent-reflexed; pyrenes 3 or 4.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr; fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Pinewoods, open scrub, sandy soil
Elevation: 10–100 m

Discussion

Crataegus lacrimata is found abundantly over parts of the Florida panhandle and through adjacent Alabama and Georgia to South Carolina.

Crataegus lacrimata is an upright, usually single-stemmed shrub with slender, more or less weeping branches and small, narrow, glabrous, bright green leaves. The plants are easily recognized among ser. Lacrimatae, the whole plant being almost completely glabrous, having narrow, nearly unlobed leaves, and being the only member of the series to possess more or less eglandular bracteoles. Only with poor material might the pubescent inflorescence of C. munda (dwarf, non-lacrimate) or C. crocea (tall, lacrimate) be confused. A form similar to C. lacrimata and with the same range, but apparently discontinuously larger, has longer leaves (blades 2.2–4 cm versus 1–1.7 cm) and larger flowers (petals 7–9 mm versus 5–7 mm) and more orange-colored ripe fruit.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Crataegus lacrimata"
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
James B. Phipps +
thin-exfoliating +  and corrugated +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
cuneate +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
obtrullate +  and oblong +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
adnate +  and distinct +
crowded +, scattered +  and alternate +
Weeping hawthorn +
spreading +  and pendulous +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +  and S.C. +
not +  and aggregated +
10–100 m +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 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 />) +
purple-gray +, gray +  and old +
slender +
Pinewoods, open scrub, sandy soil +
constricted +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
deciduous +
nearly +  and eglandular +
serrate +  and subentire +
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 +
red +, yellow blushed +  and yellow +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (?) +
suborbicular +
not arillate +
circumscissile +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
triangular +
nonaccrescent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
1-50-flowered +  and few-leaved +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
persistent +
distinct +
exsert +  and lateral +
elongate +
Crataegus lacrimata +
Crataegus (sect. Coccineae) ser. Lacrimatae +
species +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
purple-gray +
straight +
slender +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
craspedodromous +  and gland-tipped +
inconspicuous +
less erect +  and oblique +
1 +  and several +
straight +
determinate +
sparse +  and numerous +
2 +  and 1 +
tree +  and shrub +