Crataegus mollis var. meridionalis
Phytoneuron 2011–3: 6. 2011.
Stems: twigs ± strongly flexuous; thorns on twigs few to plentiful. Leaf-blades elliptic to narrowly ovate, lobes 2–4 per side, sinuses shallow (LII 8–15%), lobe apex subacute to obtuse. Stamens 20. Pomes red.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr; fruiting Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Blackland soil, brushy habits
Elevation: 30–100 m
Ala., Miss., Tenn.
Variety meridionalis has strongly toothed leaves that are very tomentose abaxially at anthesis.
"pubescent" is not a number.