Crataegus pulcherrima

Ashe

J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 16: 77. 1900.

Common names: Beautiful hawthorn
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 583. Mentioned on page 581, 582.

Shrubs, 20–40 dm. Stems: twigs: young growth green or reddish-tinged, glabrous, 1-year old reddish black, 2-years old dark gray; thorns on twigs ± straight, 2-years old blackish, fine, 2–3.5 cm. Leaves: petiole length 25–40% blade, sessile or stipitate-glandular; blade narrowly ovate or ± oblong to narrowly obovate or narrowly rhombic, 2.5–5 cm, length/width = 1.5, thin, base cuneate, lobes 2–4 per side, sides ± bowed, sinuses shallow, max LII 10–30%, lobe apex obtuse to subacute, margins serrulate, ± distant from one another for their size, veins 4 or 5 (or 6) per side, apex acute, adaxial veins pilose young. Inflorescences 4–7-flowered (central axis very short); branches glabrous; bracteoles caducous, numerous, small, narrowly oblong, membranous, margins stipitate-glandular. Flowers 15–20 mm diam.; sepals narrowly triangular, 3–4 mm, margins glandular-serrate, teeth average size for series, apex obtuse, abaxially glabrous; anthers pink, small; styles 3. Pomes in clusters of 2–5, deep yellow, sometimes flushed red or purplish red, suborbicular, 6–7 mm diam.; sepals reflexed; pyrenes 3.


Phenology: Flowering mid Apr; fruiting Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Open or rocky woodlands, swamp borders
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss.

Discussion

Crataegus pulcherrima occurs from Louisiana to Georgia and northern Florida. Crataegus robur Beadle is similar and perhaps the same.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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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 +
Pulcherrimae +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
more or less oblong +  and narrowly obovate or narrowly rhombic +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
adnate +  and distinct +
crowded +, scattered +  and alternate +
Beautiful hawthorn +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +  and Miss. +
not +  and aggregated +
0–200 m +
less hard +  and mealy +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 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 +, reddish black +, reddish-tinged +  and green +
old +  and young +
Open or rocky woodlands, swamp borders +
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 serrulate +
stipitate-glandular +
crenate to serrate +
distant +
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 />) +
elliptic +  and circular +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
post-mature +
stipitate-glandular +
Flowering mid Apr +  and fruiting Sep–Oct. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
dark gray-brown +  and russet +
exfoliating +  and corrugated +
pruinose +
purplish red +, flushed red +  and yellow +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
suborbicular +
J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
triangular +
nonaccrescent +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
1-50-flowered +  and few-leaved +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
persistent +
distinct +
exsert +  and lateral +
elongate +
Crataegus pulcherrima +
Crataegus (sect. Coccineae) ser. Pulcherrimae +
species +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
straight +
slender +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
craspedodromous +  and gland-tipped +
average +
inconspicuous +
corrugated +  and rough +
less erect +  and oblique +
1 +  and several +
straight +
determinate +
few +  and numerous +
5 +  and 4 +